Definition of Emergency department
Emergency department: The department of a hospital responsible for the provision of medical and surgical care to patients arriving at the hospital in need of immediate care. Emergency department personnel may also respond to certain situations within the hospital such cardiac arrests.
The emergency department is also called the emergency room or ER.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012
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