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Combating Disparities in Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

Submission Deadline: 13th December 2023 We are pleased to offer a 25% discount on the Article Processing Charge (APC) for articles submitted to this Topic Collection. Please visit our author hub for more information about the benefits of submitting to a Topic Selection. The wealth gap both between and within countries globally is widening. Those nations and those residents who are poor face myriad adverse social determinants of health compared to their wealthier counterparts. Epidemiological studies from around the world have documented that both incidence of and outcomes related to traumatic injury and emergency general surgery diseases (e.g., perforated viscus, appendicitis, cholecystitis, necrotizing soft tissue infection) are impacted by these socioeconomic inequalities. However, as the wealth gap widens, there is need to document which population health, community-based, and institutional interventions can reduce incidence and adverse outcomes after injury or unexpected general surgery emergency. In this Topic Collection for Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open, we aim to publish original research on interventions that have resulted in a reduction of traumatic injury or general surgery emergencies, improvements in access to timely and high-quality care, and better outcomes among the most vulnerable populations in need of trauma and acute care. Submissions on the impact of the following are welcome:
  • Violence intervention programs
  • Governmental legislation
  • Non-governmental aid programs
  • Large-scale public health interventions
  • Community health worker programs
  • Educational interventions targeting unconscious bias and overt discrimination
  • Other programs or interventions aimed at ameliorating unequal treatment
Please see the instructions for authors for submission requirements for each article type. To submit your article, please follow these instructions and select ‘Combating Disparities in Trauma and Acute Care Surgery’ as the Topic Collection.   All submitted articles will be subject to the journal's normal peer review process. Articles accepted for publication will be published upon acceptance. Visit our author hub for more information regarding the publication process for topic collections.  Key words: Health disparities, unequal treatment, adverse social determinants of health, trauma,traumatic injury, emergency general surgery,general surgery emergencies, inequality, wealth gap

Guest Editors

Heena P. Santry Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2352-1557
D’Andrea K. Joseph NYU Langone Hospital-Long Island https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7626-370X
Michaela A. West North Memorial Health/University of Minneapolis https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6598-4114