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3 in 4 ED Managers Report Shortage of Specialists
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Emergency department directors are reporting inadequate on-call trauma coverage, and many report a loss or downgrade of their hospitals’ trauma center designations, according to a survey in the journal Academic Emergency Medicine. “Without adequate on-call surgical coverage, our healthcare system cannot provide for emergency and trauma patients,” said Mitesh Rao, MD, lead author of the survey and study: The Shortage of On-Call Surgical Specialist Coverage: A National Survey of Emergency Department Directors.

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