• EGS Definition, Burden of Disease, Grading system, and Optimal Resources (Archived January 17, 2018 Session)

    Category: Acute Care Surgery
    Shahid Shafi, MD
    CME 1 CME Credit(s)

    Learning Objectives
    Describe the following issues related to the care of Emergency General Surgery patients: 

    • Definition of EGS diseases
    • AAST Grading system for measuring severity of EGS diseases
    • Burden of EGS diseases on society
    • Variations in risk adjusted outcomes of EGS patients across hospitals
    • The need to establish a regional systems of EGS care
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