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Cirujano general

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CAMPOS, Alberto. Reconstructing some order in chaos. Problems of the COVID surgeon. Cir. gen [online]. 2020, vol.42, n.2, pp.176-181.  Epub Oct 04, 2021. ISSN 1405-0099.

This article deals with the surgeon’s chaos and several problems opposite the COVID-19 pandemic. It addresses several problems. One, medical controversies have turned into disputes and public policies based on occurrences, omissions, and rhetorics of the State. Two, how the excess of information -of heterogeneous and incomplete quality, from thousands of publications of poorly made studies with conflicts of logic between methodology and conclusions, and false or fraudulent results- is difficult to process and produces saturation and confusion. Finally, the role of practical experience, recommendations, and criteria each surgeon must assume to find a personal order in chaos is discussed.

Keywords : COVID-19; surgery; surgical safety checklist; evidence; recommendations.

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