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emergency

n. a sudden, unforeseen happening which requires action to correct or to protect lives and/or property.

emergency

1 in the law relating to civil defence or civil contingencies, an event or situation which threatens serious damage to human welfare in a place in the United Kingdom, an event or situation which threatens serious damage to the environment of a place in the United Kingdom, or war, or terrorism, which threatens serious damage to the security of the United Kingdom. An event or situation threatens damage to human welfare only if it involves, causes or may cause loss of human life, human illness or injury, homelessness, damage to property, disruption of a supply of money, food, water, energy or fuel, disruption of a system of communication, disruption of facilities for transport, or disruption of services relating to health. An event or situation threatens damage to the environment only if it involves, causes or may cause contamination of land, water or air with biological, chemical or radioactive matter, or disruption or destruction of plant life or animal life.
2 in the law relating to fire and rescue, an event or situation that causes or is likely to cause one or more individuals to die, be seriously injured or become seriously ill, or serious harm to the environment (including the life and health of plants and animals).
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"In terms of language being used, a patient is never 'left' in an emergency department. Because of the nature of the department, dealing with emergencies, any patients within it are constantly being monitored and assessed while treatment is being delivered.
Diverting patients to alternative care sites has the added benefit of reducing the health care cost to the patient, as care obtained at an urgent care center is far less expensive than that obtained in the emergency department. Clearly outlined triage protocols and well-established relationships with local alternative care centers is key for implementing this strategy.
Why didn't asking family doctors to provide afterhours care reduce emergency department visits?
When contacted an official of the hospital said that sufficient medical staff has been deployed at the emergency department to serve the patients.
Researchers from the University of Sheffield set out to examine the impact of five emergency departments in England that were downgraded between 2009 and 2011.
"That's why the DoH now wants to ensure every emergency department is led by at least one emergency medicine specialist or consultant.
She said the hospital has dedicated paediatric doctors on duty in the Emergency Department on a round-the-clock service basis to ensure that patients have the best possible care available to them.
"Cooper has one of the busiest emergency departments in the region as the only Level 1 Trauma Center in South Jersey," saidKevin O'Dowd, co-president of Cooper University Health Care, in a statement.
'Around 80pc of patients who come to the emergency department do not fall in emergency patients' category.
"However, between 2010 and 2016, we have identified a decline of around 40% in people needing treatment in emergency departments after violence.
The emergency department has earned a number of accolades under Berry, including the Arkansas Governor's Quality Award and the 2017 AR SAVES Site Excellence Award granted to the stroke program.
Place and Duration of Study: Emergency department Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Jhelum, from November 2015 to December 2015.

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