This is a little bit of a reach, but I think the ACS standard (surgeons can correct me) for a level I trauma center for a leveled trauma that gets an attending surgeon is 20 minutes.funkless said:Question: What, roughly, is the furthest you should be from the hospital if you're going into a field with home call? Is there an assumption that you can be there in of ten minutes, or is it okay to mosey in half an hour later?
Apollyon said:That can serve as a guideline, I guess, but, at the same time, it's kind of nebulous about anything that you may be needed for that emergently kind of leans against home call. However, this has to be balanced against staffing, so I think you see what I mean.
If a problem is so emergent that you have to be there within 20 minutes (and that in-house staff can't handle it until you get there), that leans towards in-house call. However, if there's only 2 people (or no residents), or other staffing issues, that's the other side of the coin.lvspro said: