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What is the difference between the emergency department and the urgent care department?

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Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine
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In brief: Level of threat

Traditionally we define a medical emergency as any acute condition that immediately threatens life, limb or eyesight.
Whereas, an urgent care issue is an acute medical problem that does not constitute such an immediate threat.

In brief: Level of threat

Traditionally we define a medical emergency as any acute condition that immediately threatens life, limb or eyesight.
Whereas, an urgent care issue is an acute medical problem that does not constitute such an immediate threat.
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