By H. Guly
This e-book describes the struggle to create a brand new clinical forte of coincidence and emergency drugs opposed to a lot competition from demonstrated specialties. The area of expertise was once first famous in 1972. The ebook additionally charts the most important advancements that happened within the first 30 years of emergency medication.
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Extra resources for A History of Accident and Emergency Medicine, 1948-2004
It was not intended that these doctors would remain in casualty forever and it was thought that many might return to general or orthopaedic surgery. The Nuffield Report looked at the SCO grade (described in the report as SHMOs, though technically they were not) and found that most were carrying out a good job, often in discouraging circumstances. 3 Appointments of SCOs Year Number of SCO appointments 1953 1953 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 2 5 11 13 15 15 15 16 16 16 Source: Appendix to Memorandum produced by Senior Casualty Officers Subcommittee of CCSC 1964.
The Nuffield Report looked at the interest taken in casualty by the Hospital Medical Committee. 4. Summary Before the Platt Report, the staffing of casualty departments was very variable. There were examples of excellence and not just in Leeds which was the only department with a full time casualty consultant. However consultant supervision (where it existed) was often little more than nominal. Many of the larger departments had SCOs who worked well but most were not given adequate responsibility for their departments.
At least two of these should be orthopaedic surgeons. He also recommended that it was ‘necessary to appoint one consultant to be in administrative charge of an accident department. … By far the greatest part of accident work falls within the province of the orthopaedic surgeon. It is therefore normally the best arrangement for a senior orthopaedic surgeon to have day to day control of the accident and emergency department. 1 per cent of the workload consisted of fractures, dislocations and multiple injuries (which may or may not have represented orthopaedic trauma).
A History of Accident and Emergency Medicine, 1948-2004 by H. Guly