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A study of the eye care provided by an accident and emergency department.
  1. M J Clancy,
  2. M Hulbert
  1. Department of Accident & Emergency Medicine, St. James' University Hospital, Leeds, U.K.


    The eye care provided by an Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department was prospectively studied over a 2-month period. Six out of a total of 506 patients were deemed to have been treated unsatisfactorily by the A&E Department. None of these patients suffered serious sequelae. Approximately one in three of those patients seen solely by A&E staff failed to have their visual acuity recorded.

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