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Restructuring emergency surgery staffing improves outcomes and reduces costs

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7753 (Published 14 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7753
  1. Bob Roehr
  1. 1Washington, DC

Integrating acute care surgery, by combining trauma and emergency general surgery, resulted in better patient outcomes and saved money for the two most common emergency procedures, appendicitis and cholecystitis, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.1

The study retrospectively analysed records for the 12 month periods preceding and following the …

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