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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