Archdeacon, Michael T.; Stern, Peter J.
October 2006
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Oct2006, Vol. 88-A Issue 10, p2305
Academic Journal
The article focuses on issues concerning the affiliation with a level-I orthopedic trauma care center. Such affiliation brings down a burden on any orthopedic practice which is manifested in the required trauma call. In an attempt to bring better attention to the trauma patients, the department chairman must recruit full-time specialists dedicated to trauma care. An appointed trauma director should be responsible for organizing a call schedule, assuring availability on nights, weekends, and even holidays.


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