Objective: To determine whether the knowledge specified in the specialty-specific section of the College of Emergency Medicine curriculum covered the diagnoses presenting to a UK teaching hospital emergency department.
Method: An audit of 1000 sets of notes was undertaken, the diagnosis abstracted and mapped to the curriculum.
Results: 1076 diagnoses were derived and all were covered by the curriculum. The three most common diagnostic categories were musculoskeletal, wound management and cardiology.
Conclusion: The curriculum covered all the diagnoses in this sample. Knowing the frequency of a diagnosis could be used to inform training and assessment.
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Competing interests: MC is chairman of the curriculum committee of the College of Emergency Medicine.
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