• Orthopedics to publish guidelines to improve trauma care

    • July 7, 2018
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    With the objective of improving trauma care, the Delhi Orthopedic Association (DOA) will bring out a consensus guideline in its mid-year conference (MIDCON, 2018) in New Delhi on July 8, 2018. The theme of the conference is “Prevention of complications in trauma care.”

    During the conference, a questionnaire on hip fractures would be filled up by each surgeon attending. The data coming out of this survey would be analysed and a consensus guideline white paper would be brought out in the coming months, a statement of the association said.

    The guidelines would help improve trauma care, the association claimed.

    Dr. Raju Vaishya, Orthopedic Surgeon at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Delhi, and scientific chairman of the conference, said, “An attempt to measure catastrophic levels of health expenditure on accidental injuries, road traffic accidents, and falls, finds that the burden of out-of-pocket expenditure is the highest for such injuries. Public health facilities for trauma care and health coverage for low-income groups could help these vulnerable households.”

    Professor Ramesh Kumar, President-DOA, said, “Over 250 surgeons are expected to attend the conference from Delhi and other parts of India. The philosophy of the conference is based on the theme of IOA President: ‘Train the young, to enrich the future.”

    Trauma, the most neglected health condition, claims one life every two minutes in India. The number of people killed in road accidents in India is the second highest in the world. Road crashes account for more than 44% of all unnatural accidental deaths in India and 51% of all those killed between the ages of 18 and 30.

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