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J Trauma. 2010 Aug;69(2):471-4. doi: 10.1097/TA.0b013e3181e93159.

Training and certification in surgical critical care: a position paper by the Surgical Critical Care Program Directors Society.

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Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 01124, USA. hbalam@partners.org

Abstract

Delivery of Surgical Critical Care in the United States is facing multiple challenges including increasing complexity of care, escalating costs, shortage of well-trained physicians, and controversies about appropriate training and credentialing methods. In this position paper, the Surgical Critical Care Program Directors Society discusses some of these important issues and suggests a number of possible solutions.

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20699761
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10.1097/TA.0b013e3181e93159
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