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Emergency Room Standards

Emergency Room Standards To the Editor.— It is indeed unfortunate, as noted in Dr Berger's letter (237:119, 1977), that some emergency rooms do not possess clinicians of sufficient skill to handle cardiac emergencies. To a large extent, this could be remedied by recognition of the Liaison Committee on Specialty Boards that there is a need for a specialty of emergency medicine, and that this need can be met by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. The Liaison Committee's subsequent favorable recommendation to the AMA Council on Medical Education and the American Board of Medical Specialties must then win the approval of two thirds of each organization. After this is accomplished, criteria for emergency physicians can be established and requirements for hospital emergency room coverage better established by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Hospitals. The emergency physician should be specialized by his breadth of knowledge in various fields. To internal medicine specialists, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Emergency Room Standards

JAMA , Volume 237 (20) – May 16, 1977

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1977 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1977.03270470024011
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Abstract

To the Editor.— It is indeed unfortunate, as noted in Dr Berger's letter (237:119, 1977), that some emergency rooms do not possess clinicians of sufficient skill to handle cardiac emergencies. To a large extent, this could be remedied by recognition of the Liaison Committee on Specialty Boards that there is a need for a specialty of emergency medicine, and that this need can be met by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. The Liaison Committee's subsequent favorable recommendation to the AMA Council on Medical Education and the American Board of Medical Specialties must then win the approval of two thirds of each organization. After this is accomplished, criteria for emergency physicians can be established and requirements for hospital emergency room coverage better established by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Hospitals. The emergency physician should be specialized by his breadth of knowledge in various fields. To internal medicine specialists,

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: May 16, 1977

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