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Emergency Medicine International
Volume 2011, Article ID 543493, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/543493
Clinical Study

Effect of a Targeted Women's Health Intervention in an Inner-City Emergency Department

1Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
2Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
3Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA

Received 9 August 2011; Accepted 19 October 2011

Academic Editor: Robert W. Derlet

Copyright © 2011 Debra Houry et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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