Sexual assault and the ER

Is the ER the best place for an examination after a sexual assault? Scalpel argues no:

In my opinion, it is my job to stabilize and treat your emergency medical condition. Collection of evidence and detailed completion of medically-unnecessary forms (while sicker patients wait unseen) in order to support an often doubtful and frequently unpursued court case is something altogether different.

I think such examinations are best performed in specialized facilities….not the typical ER.

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