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Open Access Editorial

Second WSES convention, WJES impact factor, and emergency surgery worldwide

Fausto Catena1*, Massimo Sartelli4, Luca Ansaloni2, Frederick Moore5 and Ernest E Moore3

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Emergency Surgery, Parma University Hospital, Parma, Italy

2 1st Department General Surgery, Pope John XXIIII Hospital, Bergamo, Italy

3 Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO, USA

4 Department General Surgery, Macerata Hospital, Macerata, Italy

5 Department of Emergency Surgery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

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World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2013, 8:15  doi:10.1186/1749-7922-8-15

Published: 16 April 2013

First paragraph (this article has no abstract)

In 2007, before founding the World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES), we developed a questionnaire to investigate how emergency surgery was organized and implemented as a practice throughout the world. We discovered two fundamental models, which were sometimes present simultaneously in the same country [1].