Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, March 22nd, 1999
A study of hospital records from 188 patients found that more than half the patients (n=104) admitted with pneumococcal bacteremia (PB), a severe pneumococcal disease caused by bacteria, were seen in the emergency department less than six years before their admission. The report was published in the March 1999 issue of Annals of Emergency Medicine.
More than two-thirds of the patients (91 patients or 88 percent) had been evaluated in an emergency department an average of 3.4 times during the six-year...
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