A pediatric trauma center without a pediatric surgeon: a four-year outcome analysis.

@article{Fortune1992APT,
  title={A pediatric trauma center without a pediatric surgeon: a four-year outcome analysis.},
  author={John B. Fortune and Judith S{\'a}nchez and Lu{\'i}s Afonso Graça and J Haselbarth and D H Kuehler and James R. Wallace and Walter E Edge and Paul J. Feustel},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={1992},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={130-7; discussion 137-9}
}
Approximately 25% of all injury victims are in the pediatric age group, and one in four injured children will require a pediatric trauma center. According to the American College of Surgeons as well as many state guidelines, a level I pediatric trauma team should be directed by a pediatric surgeon. In 1986, the pediatric surgeon left our pediatric trauma center, but the center remained open under a cooperative effort by the adult trauma surgeons and pediatric intensivists. We have… CONTINUE READING