Trauma System Agenda for the Future
 

Index

What is Trauma

What is Trauma Systems

The Vision

Executive Summary

Introduction

Comprehensive Trauma Care System: Fundamental Components of Trauma Care

Comprehensive Trauma Care System: Key Infrastructure Elements

Conclusion

Glossary

References

Appendices

Comprehensive Trauma Care System: Key Infrastructure Elements

The infrastructure of a trauma care system includes eight key elements: leadership, professional resources, education and advocacy, information, finances, research, technology, and disaster preparedness and response. In a model system, these elements are integrated and coordinated to provide cost-efficient and appropriate services across the continuum of care.