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The impact of consultant delivered service in emergency medicine: the Wrexham Model
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    Love thy neighbour(s) as thyself?
    • Linda Dykes, EM Consultant
    • Other Contributors:
      • Rob Perry, Mark Anderton, Pauline Cutting

    Dear Sir,

    As EM consultants at one of Wrexham's sister departments, we applaud the efforts of Sen et al to demonstrate the benefits of experienced Emergency Physicians on the 'shop floor'.

    However, we are concerned that some of their conclusions are significantly flawed. The comparisons that they make with our unit (Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor) are based on incorrect data, and ignore a major confounding fac...

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    Too Many Chiefs and Nowhere Near Enough Indians!

    Dear Editor,

    I was absolutely transfixed by this paper and felt my jaw gently descending in a southerly direction as I read ever onward. So, in conclusion, EM Consultants are better than junior doctors at making decisions in a timely manner and admitting patients unnecessarily. That conclusion is hardly earth shattering.

    I note that at the time of the study, SHO's were working the weekends without sen...

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