Surgery

Delays in care longer for female trauma patients

Female trauma patients have longer delays in trauma care and an increased likelihood of discharge to long-term care facilities compared with male trauma patients, according to a study published online May 18 in JAMA Surgery.

Medical economics

Nearly 1 billion people lack access to disability aids

Almost 1 billion children and adults with disabilities, and older people, are unable to access the assistive technology they need, according to a UN report, which calls for more investment in these life-changing products.

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