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Comment & Response
June 2016

Extending the Acute Care Surgery Paradigm to Global Surgery

Author Affiliations
  • 1Alliance for Surgery and Anesthesia Presence, Newport, Rhode Island
  • 2Ariadne Labs, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA Surg. 2016;151(6):587-588. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.5116

To the Editor We applaud the recent Viewpoint by Debas1 calling for the formation of a “Consortium for Global Surgery” composed of academic institutions and surgical associations and organizations. Coordination and collaboration will be essential in effectively mobilizing assets from the United States and beyond to address the considerable challenges in affording access to quality surgical care to underserved populations around the globe.

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