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"Wherever the Dart Lands: Toward the Ideal Trauma System"

“Scudder Oration on Trauma” presented at the 2009 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons in Chicago

Trauma care in the United States is so fragmented, overwhelmed and underfunded that the survival and recovery of those who suffer major trauma often depends on where they happen to be when they are injured.

That is the conclusion expressed by Dr. Brent Eastman, FACS, during the Scudder Oration on Trauma during the 2009 meeting of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Eastman is the chief medical officer of Scripps Health, and the immediate past chairman of the Board of Regents of the ACS, the largest organization of surgeons in the world.

As seen on CurrentMedicine.TV Dec. 9, 2010.

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