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

by Robert H. Brook

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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.

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