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Emergency Medicine:
Emergency medicine includes treatment and medications administered to those who are critically ill due to injury or disease. An emergency physician, also called an intensivist, acts immediately to prevent death or disability to a patient in a hospital intensive care department or elsewhere if a patient requires emergency care. The physician's time-sensitive response to treatment is necessary to save lives, stabilize injuries, and prevent further disability in patients who require immediate care.