Raising awareness of rural trauma emergencies
Survival rates for rural trauma events are lower than for patients who live in urban areas, experts say.
Before dawn on Nov. 18, Dr. Richard Sidwell drove his vintage tractor — a 1950 John Deere Model G — from his home near Bondurant to Iowa Methodist Medical Center in the heart of downtown Des Moines. He timed his 19-mile, 90-minute-plus journey to coincide with National Rural Health Day.
Sidwell, a trauma surgery specialist for The Iowa Clinic who practices at Methodist and Blank Children’s Hospitals,...
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