Risks unavoidable and worth taking

Saguil, Aaron; Farnel, Ed
June 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/3/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 12, p1533
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the associated risk when transferring Afghan patients from their home to health facilities like, Khandahar Regional Military Hospital and Mirwais Regional Hospital in Afghanistan. According to the author, as part of the Canadian-led Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit, it is usual to weigh the possibility of successful convalescence against the possibility of complication a "bounce-back," or death. He points out that these risks serve a purpose: they enable medical personnel and physicians to maintain the readiness necessary to support Canadian, American, Coalition and Afghan troops in the field.


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