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When a patient presents to an emergency department or urgent care centre, they should be given the best available information.

This updated fact sheet helps ensure clinicians and patients have access to easy-to-read information about different emergency conditions.

Give this fact sheet to your patients when discharging them from an emergency department or urgent care centre.

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    Please note that all guidance is currently under review and some may be out of date. We recommend that you also refer to more contemporaneous evidence in the interim.

    Download our fact sheet to provide your patients with easy to follow guidance on abdominal pain.

    This fact sheet has the #withconsumers tick from the Consumers Health Forum of Australia

    Abdominal pain (stomach pain) occurs between the bottom of your ribs and the pelvis. This area, the abdomen, contains many organs including your stomach, liver, pancreas, kidneys, small and large bowel and reproductive organs. Abdominal pain can range from a small problem to one needing urgent surgery.

    Patient fact sheet

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    Clinical Guidance Team
    Safer Care Victoria

    Version history

    First published: July 2019
    Due for review: July 2022

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