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Globalization of Surgery

Globalization of Surgery COMMENTARY Let’s Get Serious HE WRITING OF THIS and emergency surgical care. As a re- disaster groups such as Me´decins comment coincided sult, rates of maternal mortality are Sans Frontières are leading the way. with the tragic earth- high, minor surgical pathologies be- Surgeons have long been boxed out quake in Haiti, so the come lethal, and treatable trauma of the global health debate and dis- T focus of it rapidly be- progresses to death. Put simply, out- couraged because of the complexity came a bit more passionate. Chu et side our affluent world, the “bottom of the task and the impression that al summarize the surgical work billion” are at risk to die of surgical the scope of surgical illness is not sig- done by Me´decins Sans Frontières– illness like hernias, soft tissue infec- nificant when compared with infec- Belgium, analyzing operative mor- tion, accidents, and maternal hem- tious disease. This and another re- tality as a proxy for the ability to de- orrhage. They do not die of lack of cent article in the Archives prove that liver safe surgery. This is about as hepatopancreaticobiliary surgical technical obstacles are surmount- short-term follow-up as can be mea- skill http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Surgery American Medical Association

Globalization of Surgery

JAMA Surgery , Volume 145 (8) – Aug 1, 2010

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2010 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6254
eISSN
2168-6262
DOI
10.1001/archsurg.2010.145
pmid
20713920
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Abstract

COMMENTARY Let’s Get Serious HE WRITING OF THIS and emergency surgical care. As a re- disaster groups such as Me´decins comment coincided sult, rates of maternal mortality are Sans Frontières are leading the way. with the tragic earth- high, minor surgical pathologies be- Surgeons have long been boxed out quake in Haiti, so the come lethal, and treatable trauma of the global health debate and dis- T focus of it rapidly be- progresses to death. Put simply, out- couraged because of the complexity came a bit more passionate. Chu et side our affluent world, the “bottom of the task and the impression that al summarize the surgical work billion” are at risk to die of surgical the scope of surgical illness is not sig- done by Me´decins Sans Frontières– illness like hernias, soft tissue infec- nificant when compared with infec- Belgium, analyzing operative mor- tion, accidents, and maternal hem- tious disease. This and another re- tality as a proxy for the ability to de- orrhage. They do not die of lack of cent article in the Archives prove that liver safe surgery. This is about as hepatopancreaticobiliary surgical technical obstacles are surmount- short-term follow-up as can be mea- skill

Journal

JAMA SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Aug 1, 2010

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