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.
Casey KM, Hannenberg AA. Extending the Acute Care Surgery Paradigm to Global Surgery. JAMA Surg. 2016;151(6):587-588. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.5116