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Comment & Response
May 10, 2016

Presence of Medical Students and Length of Stay in the Emergency Department—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • 2Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
JAMA. 2016;315(18):2019-2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.1585

In Reply The setting of Drs McGettigan and McKendree’s study evaluating the association between the presence of students and outcomes was a rehabilitation unit,1 which is a very different setting from the EDs of our study. The ED comprises inherently dissimilar patient encounters requiring rapid evaluation, decision making, and intervention for undifferentiated acute complaints.

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