Organization, not experience, may play chief role in trauma patients' survival

ABC News, August 27, 2009

New research suggests that the experience of trauma physicians matter less to a patient's survival than does the overall organization of the trauma center. Researchers in the trauma surgery program at Johns Hopkins University reported in the journal Archives of Surgery that having an experienced trauma surgeon is not necessarily better for you than having one who is just out of general surgery training—at least in terms of your survival following a major trauma injury.


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