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ATLS: there are alternatives
  1. C Luke
  1. Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland; chrisluke@eircom.net

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    I was heartened by the courageous but constructive critique of the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course by Driscoll and Wardrope.1 It promises an end to my lonely position as ATLS sceptic, which began in 1999 when I suggested that, although ATLS was “the greatest reformation in trauma care” in the late twentieth century,2 it was “an American solution in a British context” (your readers may have noticed the subsequent regrettable trend in which car occupants who are …

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