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Trauma management and education in Europe: A survey of twelve geographically and socioeconomically diverse European countries
Uranüs, S., Department of Surgery, Karl-Franzens Univ. Sch. of Medicine, Graz, Austria, Department of Surgery, Karl-Franzens Univ. Sch. of Medicine, Auenbruggerplatz 29, AT-8036 Graz, Austria.
Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Surgery . Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre for Teaching and Research in Disaster Medicine and Traumatology.
2002 (English)In: European Journal of Surgery, ISSN 1102-4151, Vol. 168, no 12, 730-735 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: To record the current standards of management and education in trauma surgery in 12 geographically and socioeconomically diverse countries in Europe. Design: Questionnaire study. Setting: Teaching hospital, Austria. Intervention: Questionnaire sent to experts on trauma in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. Main outcome measure: Comparison of management of patients before, during, and after admission to hospital, and opportunities for initial and in-service training. Results: Management of patients and opportunities for training varied considerably from country to country, ranging from an organised trauma service throughout with specialised training to a haphazard and variable service that depended more on individual hospitals, doctors and patients. Conclusions: Standardisation of management and training would be desirable, and should be possible at least in countries that are members of the European Union.

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2002. Vol. 168, no 12, 730-735 p.
Keyword [en]
Europe, Survey, Trauma management, Trauma training
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-46793DOI: 10.1080/11024150201680032OAI: diva2:267689
Available from: 2009-10-11 Created: 2009-10-11 Last updated: 2011-01-13

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