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Eburn ME. Doctors, the Duty to Rescue : and the Ambulance Service. 1999.
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Doctors, the Duty to Rescue : and the Ambulance Service
The 'Emergency Medicine Quiz' that appeared in the June 1999 edition of 'Current Therapeutics' raised the issue of whether a doctor, who encounters a cyclist who has been struck by a car and is being attended by ambulance officers near the doctor's surgery, is legally obliged to offer their assistance. This article will consider the legal duties that may be imposed on doctors in this scenario and will conclude, perhaps rather unsatisfactorily, that the legal answer is not clear.