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A transatlantic comparison of training in emergency medicine.
  1. J P Wyatt,
  2. J E Weber
  1. Accident and Emergency Department, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, UK.


    The system of training in accident and emergency (A&E) medicine in the United Kingdom is at a critical and much earlier stage of development than in the United States. Transatlantic comparison offers the opportunity to explore possible ways of improving training in the United Kingdom. Comparison revealed deficiencies in the UK training system in the following: prehospital care training, formal theoretical teaching, close supervision in a clinical setting, and in-service training examinations. Implementation of measures designed to address these deficiencies would enhance UK training in A&E medicine.

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