Revised January 2019
Reaffirmed June 2013, October 2007 and October 2001
Originally approved January 1997
As an adjunct to this policy statement, ACEP has prepared a policy resource and education paper (PREP) titled “Resource Utilization in the Emergency Department: The Duty of Stewardship”
Emergency physicians have a responsibility to patients and society to be prudent stewards of the health care resources entrusted to them. To ensure the protection of patient interests under the constraints of limited resources, ACEP endorses the following.
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