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Emergency department frequent flyers: unnecessary load or a lifeline?

Gordian W O Fulde and Martin Duffy
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (12): 595.
Published online: 19 June 2006

Caring for those who cannot or will not care for themselves

In discussions and studies about access to health care — from prevention to inpatient management — the lower end of the socioeconomic spectrum rarely rates a mention. This sizeable subgroup, especially in cities but also in rural settings, is over-represented among people attending emergency departments.1

  • Gordian W O Fulde1
  • Martin Duffy2

  • Emergency Department, St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: gfulde@stvincents.com.au

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