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Letter: Just Don't Go to the ER

doi: 10.1097/01.EEM.0000398972.62644.04


With regard to the always excellent commentary by Dr. Edwin Leap (‘Just Go to the ER,’ EMN 2011;33[4]:8), I would like to add my response to patients who say essentially, “Instead of going to see my doctor (or per their doctor's recommendation), I thought I would just go to the ER.”

This is like saying, “Instead of driving to the store, I thought I would just take a Lear jet.”

John Maxfield, MD

Youngstown, OH

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