Rising closures of hospital trauma centers disproportionately burden vulnerable populations.

Closures of hospital trauma centers have accelerated since 2001. These closures may disproportionately affect disadvantaged communities. We evaluate how driving time between ZIP code areas and the nearest trauma centers-a proxy for access, given the time-sensitive nature of trauma care-changed nationwide during 2001-07. By 2007, sixty-nine million Americans… CONTINUE READING
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