Is the Trauma care system in the United States Broken?

Patients who live in rural areas in the United States are less likely to receive adequate trauma care than those who are living in more urban and suburban areas.  Facilities in the rural areas are not as adequate and there is a shortage of surgeons in these rural facilities.

The most important time for a patient needing emergency care is during the first hour after an emergency or an injury.  If there are inadequate facilities and if there are no facilities close to these rural locals, then this does not present an optimum scenario for the patient in need of that trauma care.

You can read more on this issue in the article by Brent Eastman, a trauma surgeon located in California.  New Article in Journal of the American College of Surgeons Reveals Alarming Cracks in U.S. Trauma Care Read more: New Article in Journal of the American College of Surgeons Reveals Alarming Cracks in U.S. Trauma Care – FierceHealthcare http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/press-releases/new-article-journal-american-college-surgeons-reveals-alarming-cracks-u-s-trauma-care?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal#ixzz0xSibmdlF Subscribe: http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/signup?sourceform=Viral-Tynt-FierceHealthcare-FierceHealthcare

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