Opportunities and challenges for thoracic surgery collaborations in China: a commentary.
Journal – Journal of thoracic disease
Publication date – Apr – 2016
Authors – Sihoe AD
Keywords – China, clinical research, collaboration, Europe, thoracic surgery, training
Open access – Yes
Speciality – Cardiothoracic surgery
World region Eastern Asia
Language – English
Submitted to the One Surgery Index on June 30, 2018 at 10:13 pm
Through a unique combination of factors-including a huge population, rapid social development, and concentration of resources in its mega-cities-China is witnessing phenomenal developments in the field of thoracic surgery. Ultra-high-volume centers are emerging that provide fantastic new opportunities for surgical training and clinical research to surgeons in China and partners from other countries. However, there are also particular shortcomings that are limiting clinical and academic developments. To realize the potential and reap the rewards, the challenges posed by these limitations must be overcome. Thoracic surgeons from Europe may be particularly well-placed to achieve this through multi-dimensional exchanges with their Chinese counterparts.
OSI Number – 10006
PMID – 27195139