Is attrition of advanced trauma life support acquired skills affected by trauma patient volume?

@article{Ali2002IsAO,
  title={Is attrition of advanced trauma life support acquired skills affected by trauma patient volume?},
  author={Jameel Ali and Mary Beth Howard and Jack Ivan Williams},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={183 2},
  pages={142-5}
}
BACKGROUND We assessed the effect of trauma volume on skills attrition among physicians completing the advance trauma life support (ATLS) course. METHODS Cognitive (40 item multiple choice question [MCQ] examination) and clinical (4 objective structured clinical examinations [OSCE] trauma stations) performances were compared among physicians who completed the ATLS course, subdividing them into groups treating more than 50 and fewer than 50 trauma patients per year. Both groups had 12… CONTINUE READING

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