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Unconditional Care in Academic Emergency Departments.

  • Author(s): Kline, Jeffrey A
  • Burton, John H
  • Carpenter, Christopher R
  • Meisel, Zachary F
  • Miner, James R
  • Newgard, Craig D
  • Quest, Tammie
  • Martin, Ian BK
  • Holmes, James F
  • Kaji, Amy H
  • Bird, Steven B
  • Coates, Wendy C
  • Lall, Michelle D
  • Mills, Angela M
  • Ranney, Megan L
  • Wolfe, Richard E
  • Dorner, Stephen C
  • et al.

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Recent news stories have explicitly stated that patients with symptoms of COVID-19 were "turned away" from emergency departments. This commentary addresses these serious allegations, with an attempt to provide the perspective of academic emergency departments (EDs) around the Nation. The overarching point we wish to make is that academic EDs never deny emergency care to any person.

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