An Approach to Abdominal Pain in the ED. Nisarg Shah MD, FACEP. Introduction. Complaints related to abdominal pain comprise between 5-7% of all visits to the ED. Of those, the most common discharge diagnosis is Abdominal Pain NOS.
Nisarg Shah MD, FACEP
Although we can agree that history is usually the most important part of the encounter, urgent determination of potential surgical emergencies is essential.