As summer passes by trauma call gets busier. One of the hospitals I use mandates that plastic surgeons take Emergency Call. I need to get around to dropping that hospital.
Trauma call sucks for your surgeon for a number of reasons:
(2) Poorly and frequently uncompensated work.
What did the trauma gremlins bring me recently?
Surfboard Scalp Burst Injury with Contamination on a Saturday night
Dog Bite Injury of Lip, and Nose
Human Bite Injury removing part of the Lower Lip
I actually like doing trauma cases, but would appreciate the right to determine when and where I take call. Getting paid for these cases regularly at rates I can regulate would also be nice. This is not the nature of trauma call unfortunately.