Gait has significant diagnostic and prognostic value
Abnormal Gait may be the only finding in a patient with an underlying neurologic disorder
A patient who walks into the emergency department should be able to walk out (not discharged by Wheelchair)
Pain relief is not a cure and is not an endpoint for emergency department discharge
A determinant for discharge is a reasonable differential diagnosis and exclusion of life threatening causes
Weinstock in Majoewsky (2012) EM:RAP 12(3): 1-3
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