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The emergency department in China: status and challenges
  1. Haijiang Zhou1,
  2. Chunsheng Li1,
  3. Yong Yan2
  1. 1 Department of Emergency, Beijing Chao-yang Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, People's Republic of China
  2. 2 Department of Urology, Beijing Shijitan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, People's Republic of China
  1. Correspondence to Dr Haijiang Zhou, Department of Emergency, Beijing Chao-yang Hospital, Capital Medical University, No. 8 Gongti South Street, Chao-yang District, Beijing 100020, People's Republic of China; odyssey0808{at}sina.cn

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2013 marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of the first emergency department (ED) in China. Since its beginning in 1983 in Peking Union Medical College Hospital and after continuous enrichment and development, emergency medicine (EM) is a relatively young and burgeoning department and is now playing an ever more significant role in China's hospitals. EM has emerged as a trans-specialty discipline and tremendous progress has been made in EM research, with published research articles increasing in number in recent years.1

Nonetheless, considering the …

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