The importance of trauma systems and the vital role of nursing in trauma systems.

  • Published 2003 in
    Journal of trauma nursing : the official journal…

Abstract

Traumatic injury is the leading cause of death and hospitalization in the United States. It is the leading cause of death for people aged 1 to 44 years, including the leading cause of death for children. Each year nearly 25% of Americans sustain an injury requiring medical attention. In 1999, there were 97,860 deaths from traumatic injury. In 2000 there… (More)

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