Trauma services requirements in a district general hospital serving a rural area

Kinny, S.J.; Jones, D.H.A.
February 1990
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);2/24/90, Vol. 300 Issue 6723, p504
Academic Journal
Examines the trauma services requirements of a district general hospital in Great Britain. Identification of the severity of trauma injuries Factors to consider in centralizing trauma services; Recommendations of the Royal College of Surgeon for regional trauma centers.


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