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TitleNeurotrauma without neurosurgeons?
AuthorsSimpson DA
TypeJournal Article
AbstractThroughout the world, it is recognized that trauma is a public health problem of the first magnitude. Injuries of the brain receive special attention as the leading cause of traumatic death and long-term disability, and as a constant challenge to neurosurgeons, intensivists and specialists in rehabilitation. In Australia and New Zealand, the specialty of neurosurgery has been well established for some 50 years,' and neurosurgeons have been prominent in developing trauma systems and management plans appropriate to the needs of the two countries In South-East Asia, neurosurgery is also well established, though over a somewhat shorter timespan, and many neurosurgeons in the area have been engaged in trauma care. In Thailand, Charas Suwanwela and his colleagues have given much attention to the provision of services for neuro trauma occurring in remote places, and in Vietnam the stresses of war have produced some outstanding work in the treatment of craniocerebral wound. However, in many parts of South-East Asia, the burden of head injury management falls on general surgeons, as was the case in Australasia not so long ago.
Journal TitleAustralian & New Zealand Journal of Surgery
Journal Volume (Issue)64(8)
Page Range525-526
Page Count2
NotesAvailable from CASR library on request

Simpson DA (1994). Neurotrauma without neurosurgeons?. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Surgery, 64(8), 525-526.