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General surgery: allow its extinction or begin its revival?
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PMID:  21727806     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Surgery is rapidly evolving. New tools and techniques have widened our surgical capabilities to unforeseen horizons. In recent times, however, the future of general surgery has been questioned with many suggesting that its fragmentation into subspecialties is both inevitable and essential for procedure optimization. Such arguments, although strong, only effectively apply to the developed world. When a global perspective is adopted it becomes clear that there is a significant shortage of surgeons with, for example, only one surgeon per million people in Africa (World Health Organization, 2006). Here the need for general surgeons is increasing rather than diminishing.
Mahiben Maruthappu; Avinash Sharma; Joseph Shalhoub; Alun Davies
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of hospital medicine (London, England : 2005)     Volume:  72     ISSN:  1750-8460     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Hosp Med (Lond)     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101257109     Medline TA:  Br J Hosp Med (Lond)     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  304-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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