Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine

Volume 9 Number 2, April 2002

Efforts to help develop emergency medicine in rural Sichuan: a brief report

SSW Chan

Emergency Medicine (EM) as a specialty discipline in China is gradually progressing to a mature status. However, emergency medical care development in large cities and in rural areas may have wide disparity. Rural hospitals need the same kind of support and development as hospitals in major cities. Assistance has come from many EM providers and faculties from western systems. The needs of a rural hospital in Sichuan, and the efforts of help provided from Hong Kong, is described. (Hong Kong j.emerg.med. 2002;9:110-112)

Keywords : Education, International Emergency Medicine, rural medicine, specialty development

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