Implementation of recommended trauma system criteria in south-eastern Norway: a cross-sectional hospital survey

@inproceedings{Kristiansen2012ImplementationOR,
  title={Implementation of recommended trauma system criteria in south-eastern Norway: a cross-sectional hospital survey},
  author={Thomas Kristiansen and Kjetil Gorseth Ringdal and Tarjei Skotheimsvik and Halvor K Salthammer and Christine Gaarder and P{\aa}l Aksel N{\ae}ss and Hans Morten Lossius},
  booktitle={Scandinavian journal of trauma, resuscitation and emergency medicine},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Formalized trauma systems have shown beneficial effects on patient survival and have harvested great recognition among health care professionals. In spite of this, the implementation of trauma systems is challenging and often met with resistance.Recommendations for a national trauma system in Norway were published in 2007. We wanted to assess the level of implementation of these recommendations. METHODS A survey of all acute care hospitals that receive severely injured patients in… CONTINUE READING

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