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What is Emergency Medicine and who are the Emergency physician? These may be questions in many people’s minds, not just amongst medical personnel but also patients. If we look back 5 years, Emergency Medicine was far from our thoughts and understanding. As we all can imagine, Emergency Departments (ED) in Thailand are mostly chaotic places with lots of patients and physicians who were assigned to attend ED in addition to their daily jobs, on a part-time rotating basis. Those physicians might range from inexperienced extern to boarded physician, and might include specialists from internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, ophthalmology and otolaryngology, depending on each hospital’s policy.
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