Over the past decade, trauma services in the United States have benefited from a focus on developing regional networks of care. These networks are designed to expand access to and improve timeliness of this specialized care. For many years, trauma programs were primarily found at tertiary or quaternary centers. More recently, levels of designation were expanded by many state trauma oversite bodies, providing opportunity for all hospitals to evaluate designation as a trauma center. As many states and forward-thinking health systems plan to create a regional network of care, it is essential for all hospitals to evaluate trauma designation or risk exclusion from this very desirable patient population. Topics covered in this webinar include: Benefits and barriers associated with each level of trauma designation, key considerations in evaluating opportunity related to trauma services, the value of a service line approach in trauma program development, common political and medical staff challenges that can hamper progress, and methods to evaluate the financial impact of trauma program implementation.
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