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September 1992

Care for Victims of Urban Violence and the Education of Trauma and Critical Care SurgeonsA Troubled Partnership?

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Surgery, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, La (Dr Flint), and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (Dr Carrico).

Arch Surg. 1992;127(9):1085-1088. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1992.01420090093013

• This article reviews the current status of trauma care education and its relationship to critical care education. The critical linkage of both of these endeavors with urban hospitals oriented to indigent care is stressed. Within the specialty of surgery, the recent progress toward resolution of conflicts that have threatened trauma and critical care education programs is reviewed. The partnership between the trauma programs of urban hospitals will be strengthened by this resolution.

(Arch Surg. 1992;127:1085-1088)