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Acad Emerg Med. 1996 Oct;3(10):948-51.

Patient refusal of care in the out-of-hospital setting.

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Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA. jgadams@bics.bwh.harvard.edu

Abstract

A case vignette of out-of-hospital refusal of emergency care is reported with accompanying discussion. This case illustrates the challenges faced by out-of-hospital emergency care personnel in these scenarios and provides guidance to the emergency physician and emergency medical technician. Recommendations are provided for preparing the emergency medical services system to handle these cases.

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8891042
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