oa South African Family Practice - The Emergency Medicine Consultation : revisited : letter to the editor



Extracted from text ... SA Fam Pract 2006:48(8) Letters to the Editor Letters to the Edit The Emergency Medicine Consultation: Revisited To the Editor: Emergency Medicine is a broad discipline. "It may be regarded as a multidisciplinary 'resuscitation, stabilization and appropriate disposition' speciality."1 Emergency units are often characterized by large amounts of patients and few medical staff; leading to the health care professional not being able to spend enough time with a patient. Many consultations are rushed, simply to clear the queue. Patients tend to be dissatisfied with the quality of service received, often not knowing how to use medication and present with frequent ..


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