Emergencies are by definition problems that require immediate action. The family physician should have a feeling for each emergency as an emergency. He should have some familiarity with the acute phase of the problem. The degree to which the individual physician treats the case alone or seeks consultation or referral will depend on his type of training, location, availability of consultants, time constraints, medicolegal responsibilities, and a host of other factors.
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