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Correspondence: Department of Emergency Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, 5th/3rd Bank Building, 3rd Floor, 640 Eskenazi Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 E‐mail id:‐ jefkline@iu.edu


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  • Science & Technology
  • Life Sciences & Biomedicine
  • Emergency Medicine

Unconditional Care in Academic Emergency Departments

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Journal Title:

Academic Emergency Medicine


Volume 27, Number 6


, Pages 527-528

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Article | Post-print: After Peer Review


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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© 2020 by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.

This is an Open Access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
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