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The pecking order
  1. Chris Bulstrode
  1. Correspondence to Professor Chris Bulstrode, University of Oxford, NDORMS, Room 2153 Emergency Department, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, Oxon OX39DU, UK; cb51{at}


This paper explores the idea that courtesy and respect between health professionals at each stage of the admission process of a patient to hospital would make life much easier and more pleasant for all staff.

  • Emergency Department Management
  • Psychology, Staff Support
  • Acute Medicine-Other
  • Education
  • Emergency Ambulance Systems, Education

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