236 Correspondence Reply to: professionalisation rather than worse, with 6 h on average from accident to decompres- monopolisation is the future of emergency sion. Long delays in the Emergency Physician led EDs medicine in Europe were found to be a signiﬁcant part of the problem. Both examples unveil diffusion of responsibility and lack Karl-Christian Thies, Edoardo De Robertis, Bernd W. Bo ¨ ttiger of process overview along the complete patient journey. and Jannicke Mellin-Olsen The ‘National Conﬁdential Enquiries on Peri-operative From the Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, Birmingham Children’s Deaths’ 2007 reported serious deﬁcits in trauma care with Hospital, Birmingham, UK (K-CT), Department of Neurosciences, Reproductive the main problems identiﬁed in the prehospital period and Odontostomatological Sciences, University of Naples ‘‘Federico II’’, Napoli, Italy (EDR), Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, and in the ED (http://www.ncepod.org.uk/2007report2/ University Hospital of Cologne, Cologne, Germany (BWB) and Department of Downloads/SIP_summary.pdf). Signiﬁcantly, the initia- Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Baerum Hospital, Sandvika, Norway (JM-O) tive for all three reports came from the specialties of Correspondence to Dr Edoardo De Robertis, MD, PhD, Department of neurosurgery and surgery, which are at the receiving Neurosciences, Reproductive and Odontostomatological Sciences, University of Naples ‘‘Federico II’’,
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