Eur J Anaesthesiol 2018; 35:231 – 239 CORRESPONDENCE Emergency medicine is about collaboration, As we see it, the main difference between a system with not monopolisation emergency physicians and a longitudinal care system is who initially assesses the patient – an emergency physi- Daniel Wilhelms, Folke Sjo ¨ berg and Michelle Chew cian or, traditionally, perhaps an internist or a surgeon? Whoever is responsible will also need to take the initial From the Division of Drug Research, Department of Medical and Health steps to stabilise a patient who is critically ill. If the Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linko ¨ ping University (DW), Department of Emergency Medicine, Local Health Care Services in Central Ostergo ¨ tland, patient requires intensive care, an anaesthetist or inten- Region Ostergo ¨ tland (DW), Division of Surgery, Orthopaedics and Oncology, sivist must be involved in the management from the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Linko ¨ ping University (FS), Department of Hand and Plastic Surgery, Anaesthetics, Operations and Specialty outset. From this point of view, we see no important Surgery Center, Region Ostergotland (FS), Division of Drug Research, difference between the traditional, longitudinal system Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Linkoping University (MC)
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