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The Boston Globe

Health & wellness

Surgeons back funding for care analysis

Boston’s teaching hospitals have been so widely praised for saving dozens of Marathon bombing victims that trauma surgeons worry the state will grow complacent. They met with legislators Tuesday to remind them that luck and timing played a role on Patriot’s Day, and that the trauma system still has gaps that require attention.

Surgeons from Boston Children’s, Massachusetts General, Newton-Wellesley, and Mount Auburn hospitals and Boston Medical Center asked the Legislature for more funding for state public health staff to better coordinate trauma care and track patient outcomes.

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