What is Trauma Systems
Trauma Care System: Fundamental Components of Trauma Care
Care System: Key Infrastructure Elements
Long-term care coverage will be available, affordable, and encouraged
to help address post-hospital care needs.
Post-hospital care will focus on helping patients achieve greater
a higher degree of functionality, and a faster return to productivity.
Functional recovery will go beyond traditional rehabilitation and
include psychological support.
Home-based care and monitoring will be used to manage
costs and speed recovery, especially in areas lacking access to
Appropriate support groups will be established and encouraged.
Trauma registry data will include post-hospital care and
rehabilitation so that the value and cost-effectiveness of the
full cycle of trauma care can be more readily assessed.
Research concerning the effectiveness of post hospital
care will be supported.