Need Emergency Surgery? Take a Number

A study being published in the December edition of Academic Emergency Medicine, “The Shortage of On-Call Surgical Specialist Coverage: A National Survey of Emergency Department Directors”, shows many emergency department directors are reporting inadequate on-call trauma coverage, as well as a downgrade of their trauma center designations.

This study highlights a growing problem in the lack of round-the-clock specialty care available to patients in need presenting to emergency departments across the country.

An important distinguishing characteristic of Boston Medical Center’s Trauma and Emergency Services is not only the experience and expertise of the many subspecialty services that are available, but the fact that they are offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week to any ill or injured patient in need.

Read more about the study here.

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