Economic Viability of a Community-Based Level-IT Orthopaedic Trauma System

Althausen, Peter L.; Coll, Daniel; Cvitash, Michael; Herak, Al; O'Mara, Timothy J.; Bray, Timothy J.
January 2009
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Jan2009, Vol. 91-A Issue 1, p227
Academic Journal
The article presents an overview of research which was conducted in an effort to prove that trauma patients with orthopedic injuries bring substantial financial reward to hospital systems and that orthopedic trauma systems should be supported. Researchers wanted to assess whether a community based Level II Orthopedic Trauma System could be economically viable. They found that trauma treatment was profitable and that trauma systems could be economically viable.


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