Survey Reveals Need To Strengthen Financial Viability Of State Trauma System: Texas Trauma System Viability

Rubin, Amir Dan; Clifton, Guy L.
June 2002
Internet Journal of Healthcare Administration;2002, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p24
Academic Journal
A survey of Texas's leading Level 1 and 2 Trauma Centers revealed the need to ensure financial stability of the state's trauma system. Many people do not realize the prevalence of traumatic injuries. Trauma is actually the leading cause of death in persons under 34 years of age, and is one of the leading causes of death and disability. Trauma victims are primarily those injured in motor vehicle accidents, falls, and bicycle or industrial accidents, and Texas has the highest number of annual motor vehicle deaths in the nation with 3,901 deaths. With the population of Texas cities continuing to grow and branch out along highway routes, it is ever more critical that our trauma centers are viably positioned as part of our state's emergency medical system, alongside ambulance and EMS services, police, and fire departments.


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