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Much importance is placed by the government on the amount of time waited by patients to see medical staff in the emergency department. There is huge pressure to meet the 4-h target. However, it has been recognised that the 4-h target might not be a clinically appropriate timeframe and that there are exceptions in which circumstances mean other factors are …
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