Audit is powerful tool for accident and emergency service

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7318.936/a (Published 20 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:936
  1. Alastair Ferraro, medical senior house officer
  1. Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham NG2 6SF

    EDITOR—Wallis and Guly argue that “an excellent [accident and emergency] service is not achievable when an emergency department is staffed mainly by senior house officers.”1 As someone whose first job as a senior house officer was in an excellent accident and emergency department, I disagree. An excellent service should be achievable in spite of (medical) staffing consisting mainly of senior house officers.

    Much of an accident and emergency department's workload (excepting …

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