Afghanistan: Outside the comfort zone in a war zone

Kondro, Wayne
July 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/17/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 2, p131
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the medical services and situations of medical unit of military physicians in a war zone in Afghanistan. As described by anesthesiologist and Canadian Forces Lieutenant-Commander Dr. John Macdonald, the medical staff is invariably caught between the conflicting demands of limited resources and high patient volume, often having to turn away civilian casualties who have been dumped on the doorstep to maintain surge capacities for Coalition soldiers.


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