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May 31, 1965

Emergency Care in Small Hospitals

Author Affiliations

Kent, Ohio

JAMA. 1965;192(9):787-788. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03080220051028

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To the Editor:—  The wail of the siren, the crunch of tires on the driveway, and the intermittent red flash on the opaque windows of the accident room are sights and sounds familiar to the emergency service. They are more familiar to those of us who work in the smaller hospitals. Here there is no highly trained resident staff to give treatment under the supervision of the staff surgeon. Instead we do the work ourselves with the assistance of nurses and one or two second year residents. I am not minimizing their help, but observing the greater burden on the attending physician under these circumstances.What would happen to our families if we were involved in an auto accident while traveling? To be sure, near home the best of care would be afforded. But what about the care received in the smaller hospitals of 75 to 150 beds in rural

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