National trauma divide must be narrowed

Casey, Quentin
April 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/20/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 7, pE295
Academic Journal
The article offers information on the need of trauma care centers in Canada. It states that there is a complex and integrated chain of roughly a dozen components including dispatch, transportation and surgical services in the trauma systems of all the provinces. It mentions about Ontario which has 11 designated lead trauma hospitals. It states that the government should be convinced to set up trauma care units in order to prevent long-term disability.


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