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Primary survey: highlights from this issue
  1. Sarah Edwards, Social Media Editor
  1. Emergency Department, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, LE1 5WW, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sarah Edwards, Emergency Department, Royal Derby Hospital, Derby, DE22 3NE, UK; drsarahedwards{at}

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Hello and welcome to my first Primary Survey. I am the EMJ’s Social Media Editor and an Emergency Medicine Higher Specialist trainee in the East Midlands, UK. June 2023’s journal is packed with a smörgåsbord of articles on topics such as COVID-19, cardiology, risk stratification, and cross-cultural impact on research in emergency medicine.


COVID-19 has undoubtedly had an impact on health care over recent years and continues to do so. Therefore, it is no surprise that papers on COVID-19 feature in this month's journal.

This month’s editor’s choice by Beaney et al looks at the utility of pulse oximetry monitoring from home of patuients with COVID-19 and their associated mortality and healthcare utilisation. This was part of a large national study. They found patients assessed in the emergency department (ED) and who were not admitted within 24 hours, had significantly lower mortality and requirement for critical care within 28 days …

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