The discussion by Velmahos and Jurkovich
1raises a significant issue faced by surgeons across the United States, namely, optimal resource utilization including personnel, hospital, operating room, and not the least financial. The premise is that the solution may lie in creating another subspecialty in Surgery called Acute Care Surgery (thus indicating a fault with the current system). However, the 2 index cases that they present (scenarios 2 and 3) have little to do with a system fault.
- Velmahos G.C.
- Jurkovich G.J.
The concept of acute care surgery: a vision for the not-so-distant future.
Surgery. 2007; 141: 288-290
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- The concept of acute care surgery: a vision for the not-so-distant future.Surgery. 2007; 141: 288-290
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