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Daru. 2012 Aug 28;20(1):13. doi: 10.1186/2008-2231-20-13.

A survey of poison control centers worldwide.

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Department of Emergency Medicine, George Washington University, Medical Center, Washington, DC, 20037, USA.


To stem the rising incidence of toxic exposure as well as the associated morbidity and mortality, the past century has seen the establishment and evolution of poison control centers (PCCs) worldwide. Depending on the location, PCCs vary in terms of staffing model, services offered, and funding sources. In this article, we discuss a survey of poison control centers worldwide.

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