What happens to patients who leave without being seen in an emergency department?

Alejandro Cardozo-Ocampo, Yeimi Natalia Grajales


Patients who leave without being seen from the emergencys services represent a risk, because some of them may have diseases that can eventually lead to major adverse events.

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Emergency department; Patient; To abandon

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