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Nurse practitioners in Canadian emergency departments: An idea worthy of attention or diverting our attention?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  21 May 2015

Alan Drummond*
Affiliation:
Great War Memorial Hospital, Perth, Ont., the Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ont. and the Department of Family Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston, Ont.
*
20 Drummond St. W., Perth ON K7H 2J5; drummond@ripnet.com

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Copyright © Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians 2007

References

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