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

Alejandro Cardozo-Ocampo, Yeimi Natalia Grajales

Resumen


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.

Palabras clave


Emergency department; Patient; To abandon

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Van der Linden MC, Lindeboom R, van der Linden N, van den Brand CL, Lam RC, Lucas C, Rhemrev SJ, de Haan R, Goslings JC. Walkouts from the emergency department: characteristics, reasons and medical care needs. Eur J Emerg Med. 2014 Oct;21(5):354-9

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