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General surgery: Is it time for a name change in an era of unprecedented sub specialisation?

Sharp, Elliott and Curlewis, Keegan 2019. General surgery: Is it time for a name change in an era of unprecedented sub specialisation? The British Student Doctor Journal 3 (1) , pp. 32-35. 10.18573/bsdj.56

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Abstract

In an era of increasing medical sub-specialisation, is the title of ‘general surgery’ still fit for purpose? The practicalities of a name change are considered alongside the potential benefits. We argue that traditional dogma should not mean ambiguous or inaccurate specialty titles are kept.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Information Services
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery
Publisher: Cardiff University Press
ISSN: 2514-3174
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 8 February 2019
Date of Acceptance: 6 August 2018
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2019 11:24
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/119352

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