Toward Assessing Outcomes of Emergency Care
Published in: Annals of Emergency Medicine, v. 31, no. 3, Mar. 1998, p. 299-300
Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 1998
Establishing the efficacy of emergency care for patients--what should or should not be done in the emergency department--requires patients to come to an ED under close-to-ideal situations, and on leaving the ED to be treated under ideal circumstances. Randomized, controlled clinical trials are needed to answer the efficacy question.