Distribution of emergency operations and trauma in a Swedish hospital: need for reorganisation of acute surgical care?
Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, January 2012
Fawzi al-Ayoubi, Helen Eriksson, Pär Myrelid, Conny Wallon, Peter Andersson
Subspecialisation within general surgery has today reached further than ever. However, on-call time, an unchanged need for broad surgical skills are required to meet the demands of acute surgical disease and trauma. The introduction of a new subspecialty in North America that deals solely with acute care surgery and trauma is an attempt to offer properly trained surgeons also during on-call time. To find out whether such a subspecialty could be helpful in Sweden we analyzed our workload for emergency surgery and trauma.
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