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Comment & Response
June 2016

Extending the Acute Care Surgery Paradigm to Global Surgery

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, Rutgers–Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey
JAMA Surg. 2016;151(6):586-587. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.5099

To the Editor We read the insightful Viewpoint by Debas1 describing the “emergence and future of global surgery.” Indeed, we agree with the need for competency standards, societal involvement, and resource support as means to sustainability, but we suggest the following additional points: (1) encouraging surgeons early in training to become interested in global health and (2) extending the acute care surgery paradigm to global surgery.

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