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Six new trial centres aim to boost surgical research in England

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 12 February 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f936
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. 1London

A network of surgical trial centres is to be set up across England in an attempt to increase the amount of surgical research.

Less than 2% of government funding for medical research goes into surgery, despite the fact that a third of hospital admissions involve a surgical procedure.

To encourage more research in the discipline the Royal College of Surgeons has announced plans to set up …

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