The BMJ loves surgeons: true

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 22 November 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:0

The Royal College of Surgeons estimated 10 years ago that about a third of patients who died of major trauma who were admitted to accident and emergency departments could have been saved. It recommended the creation of major trauma centres. The Department of Health set up such a centre in the North West Midlands, and today we publish the results of an independent “before and after” study (p 1349). The authors …

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