Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-05-22
Received: 13 January 2018
Accepted: 15 May 2018
First Online: 22 May 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical clearance was obtained from the Ethical Review Committee of Yirgalem Hospital Medical College before the study was conducted and permission to undertake the study was given from Yirgalem General Hospital. Prior to data collection, written informed consent to participate in the study was obtained from the patients or their families, and a verbal consent to assist the data collection process was secured from medical staffs in the emergency department. In the case of study subjects who were severely ill or injured, consent to participate was taken from patients’ legal representatives or next-of-kin; and information was collected from close attendants or families rather than the patient itself. Patients’ names were not recorded on the checklists to guarantee confidentiality of the information taken from participants.
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