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Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Trauma centers (Forecasts and trends)
Trauma centers (Services)
Author: Seggie, Janet
Pub Date: 11/01/2012
Publication: Name: South African Medical Journal Publisher: South African Medical Association Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2012 South African Medical Association ISSN: 0256-9574
Issue: Date: Nov, 2012 Source Volume: 102 Source Issue: 11
Topic: Event Code: 010 Forecasts, trends, outlooks; 360 Services information Canadian Subject Form: Trauma centres; Trauma centres Computer Subject: Market trend/market analysis
Geographic: Geographic Scope: South Africa Geographic Code: 6SOUT South Africa
Accession Number: 308294351
Full Text: Given our unenviable primacy among English-speaking nations for the greatest caseload of blunt and penetrating trauma, South Africa has developed impressive specialist expertise and state-of-the-art education in the field of emergency medicine. This is the conclusion of a group of British and Australian emergency physicians who recently conducted a tour of 6 hospitals in 3 cities and one major town. (7) We are especially strong in pre-hospital and retrieval care and have trauma surgeons who are among the best in the world. But we fail in-hospital in aspects such as timeous analgesic administration, structured triage, permitting relatives access to patients undergoing resuscitation, ultrasound for rapid diagnosis of life-threatening injury, and adequate supervision of junior staff.
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