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Descriptor in English: Emergency Medicine
Descriptor in Spanish: Medicina de Emergencia
Descriptor in Portuguese: Medicina de Emergência
Descriptor in French: Médecine d'urgence
Entry term(s): Medicine, Emergency
Tree number(s): H02.403.250
SP8.946.117.190.180
Scope note: The branch of medicine concerned with the evaluation and initial treatment of urgent and emergent medical problems, such as those caused by accidents, trauma, sudden illness, poisoning, or disasters. Emergency medical care can be provided at the hospital or at sites outside the medical facility.
Annotation: specialty; differentiate from EMERGENCIES, the patient; DF: EMERGENCY MED
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ED education
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
OG organization & administration
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
History Note: 77
DeCS UI: 4710
Descriptor UI: D004635
Date Established: 1977/01/01
Date of Entry: 1976/04/27
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Emergency Medicine - Preferred
Concept UI M0007275
Scope note The branch of medicine concerned with the evaluation and initial treatment of urgent and emergent medical problems, such as those caused by accidents, trauma, sudden illness, poisoning, or disasters. Emergency medical care can be provided at the hospital or at sites outside the medical facility.
Preferred term Emergency Medicine
Entry term(s) Medicine, Emergency



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