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Emergency Department Deaths in a Nigerian University Hospital: Deaths Too Many

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.281
Pages: 
131–4
Synopsis: 
The emergency department operates on a 24-hour basis for the acute care of patients without prior appointment and who require timely intervention for time-sensitive illnesses and injuries. This audit of deaths is used as a measure of the quality of care.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: We reviewed the demographic pattern and distribution of deaths in the emergency department (ED) of the University College Hospital (UCH) in order to identify gaps in the standard of care, thereby providing evidence for intervention and enhanced research in acute care.

Revised: 
07 Feb, 2014
Accepted: 
20 Feb, 2014
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e-Published: 13 Mar, 2015
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