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Trauma surgery 2020. Developments in the past--challenges and perspectives for the future. I: Trauma surgery management
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10484735     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In germany over 5 million individuals are involved in an accident annually. The economical consequences are huge with direct treatment cost amounting to approx. 72 billion marks. The available data indicates an increase in the incidence of overall trauma and trauma cases treated in specialised trauma departments. An identical development can be documented for severe trauma, especially for for fractures of the spinal column, whereas the incidence of automobile and occupational accidents has declined in recent years. The current system of reimbursement in the treatment of severely traumatized patients is deficitary for trauma departments. Therefore, to avoid a reduction in the standard of care, new methods of reimbursement have to be devised. In a limited financial environment the benefit of high level trauma care for the individual and the society has to be demonstrated with adequate public relations.
U C Liener; F Gebhard; L Kinzl
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Der Unfallchirurg     Volume:  102     ISSN:  0177-5537     ISO Abbreviation:  Unfallchirurg     Publication Date:  1999 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-09-08     Completed Date:  1999-09-08     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8502736     Medline TA:  Unfallchirurg     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  ger     Pagination:  413-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Abteilunbg für Unfallchirugie, Plastische- und Wiederherstellungschirurgie, Ulm.
Vernacular Title:
Unfallchirurgie 2020. Entwicklungen der Vergangenheit--Herausforderungen und Perspektiven der Zukunft. Teil I: Unfallchirurgische Versorgung.
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MeSH Terms
Cost-Benefit Analysis / trends
Managed Care Programs / economics,  trends
Multiple Trauma / economics,  surgery*
National Health Programs / economics,  trends*
Trauma Centers / economics,  trends*

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