Cost savings and efficacy in management of paracetamol poisoning in a 23-hours emergency department observation unit: a comparison to inpatient care - Kuan KK, Lim HC, Goh G, Arciaga GS, Goh PL, Mong R, Chow WL, Tan HH.

Introduction Emergency department observation units (EDOU) have been shown to be effective in decreasing hospitalization rates and length of stay (LOS) for various conditions. However, cost savings and efficacy in the management of poisoning in EDOU have n...
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INTRODUCTION:  Any substance if taken in enough quantity can be defined as a poison provided it causes physiological or anatomical harm. It can range from food products to therapeutic medications to toxins and chemicals. Animals, plants, and insects also ...
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