Friday May 29, 2020

Logical trauma treatment system would save many lives

We persist in taking injured patients to hospitals where they simply can’t be treated

17th July, 2016
Simple injuries are clogging up our hospitals Pic: Shutterstock

Trauma, or injury, is a major public health problem. Each year many people die from injury and many more are disabled.

There has been considerable coverage of trauma care in recent days, after The Sunday Business Post publicised information from an impending report on trauma care.

Much of the subsequent media coverage has been misleading, as it has focused on the erroneous impression that emergency departments will close.

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