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Committee on Trauma Explains Gaps in National System

In the fourth installment of its series on the trauma care system in the U.S., the ACS Committee on Trauma shines a light on gaps that lead to variability, higher costs and, ultimately, preventable deaths. Improved bystander training, a rethinking of EMS services, a...

New Trauma Fact Sheet Available from NIGMS

In a just published fact sheet, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) provides a high-level overview of traumatic injury: what constitutes trauma, recent advances in care, and new research insights. The sheet also details a few studies funded by...

CDC Reports on Higher Death Rates in Non-Metro Areas

The January 13th edition of the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) provides an assessment of the leading causes of death in non-metro and metro areas between 1999 and 2014, concluding that higher rates of death occur in non-metro areas of the U.S....

Op-ed in JAMA Surgery Decries Limited Funding for Trauma Research

Despite significant advances made in U.S. trauma care and systems over the past 50 years, traumatic injury continues to be an unacceptable and increasing societal burden, argues Kimberly Davis, MD, in an opinion piece published in JAMA Surgery in December. Davis is a...

New Book Celebrates the Progress of Trauma Care in America

Dr. Catherine Musemeche is a student of medical history and a former pediatric surgeon who weaves vivid personal anecdotes throughout her comprehensive telling of the evolution of trauma care in America—from the Civil War through the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan....