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More Doesn't Mean Better When It Comes to Trauma Centers

(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers have demonstrated for the first time that changes over time in the volume of patients seen by trauma centers influence the likelihood of seriously injured patients living or dying.
The findings ... mean that changes in patient volume across all affected centers should be considered when designating a new trauma center in a region...
A trauma center is a hospital equipped to immediately provide specialized care to patients suffering from major traumatic injuries, such as falls, car crashes, burns or shootings.
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