Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg (2017) 43:835–839 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00068-016-0736-8 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Addition of a general surgeon without addition of appropriate support is inadequate to improve outcomes of trauma patients in a rural setting: a cohort study of 1962 consecutive patients 1,2 F. Basak Received: 23 July 2016 / Accepted: 14 October 2016 / Published online: 18 October 2016 © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016 Abstract Keywords Rural · Trauma · Solo surgeon · Turkey Purpose Trauma care poses many challenges in small hos- pitals in rural settings. This report was designed to assess the role of a rural general surgeon with trauma patients. Introduction Methods A cohort study was designed using a retrospec- tive analysis of a cohort at Bozkır Community Hospi- Trauma care in small hospitals in a rural setting can be tal that included trauma patients admitted to the emer- challenging, and prior research has demonstrated higher gency department between June 2007 and May 2009. The injury-related mortality rates in rural populations. Achiev- patients of group 1 were those treated during the first year ing acceptable survival rates that have been achieved in of the study period, when the hospital staff was only non- urban areas is a goal
European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Oct 18, 2016
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