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Are doctors justified in refusing to give emergency treatment?

Rajesh Sangram

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2011.054


Abstract

Every doctor has been called upon, at some time, to provide emergency life saving treatment, especially in road accident cases. Unfortunately, doctors are often reluctant to attend to emergencies, harbouring apprehensions about having to visit police stations, being called to court repeatedly as witnesses, sometimes facing long and unnecessary cross examination, and losing earning hours.

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