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Oral and maxillofacial surgery in accident and emergency departments.
  1. G D Wood,
  2. K A Leeming
  1. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Arrowe Park Hospital, Merseyside, UK.


    Patients with oral and facial injuries presenting as emergencies to the accident and emergency (A&E) unit at Arrowe Park Hospital have been used to compare the treatment method of direct referral to oral and maxillofacial surgery with that of the routine A&E procedure. A quicker and more effective treatment was administered by direct referral of patients to oral and maxillofacial surgery and an argument for such specialist staff to be based in A&E departments is advanced.

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