Objective This study investigated the types of presentations; time lines and disposal of patients from the international, local and military community in Southern Iraq.
Methods All presentations to the Emergency Department (ED) were clinically and demographically coded and entered onto an electronic database.
Results During the period studied the emergency department dealt with 1455 new presentations of which 75% were UK Armed Forces personnel.
Conclusions This represented a busy period in the field hospitals time in Iraq and offered valuable training to emergency medicine trainees in an unusual environment.
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