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Shake up of emergency surgery needed

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7101.143d (Published 19 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:143
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. BMJ

    The Royal College of Surgeons of England has called for a major reorganisation of emergency surgical services which would lead to the merging of many smaller units.

    It says that the ideal emergency service would serve a population of around 500 000, with consultants in the main surgical specialties freed from other commitments while …

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