Data and injury surveillance

Finally, any efforts to improve systems for trauma management need to include provisions for ongoing evaluation. For this purpose, there is a need for accurate data on the occurrence of injuries and related deaths. Improvements in systems for trauma management in most locations will of necessity include efforts to augment existing sources of data about injury and to assure the quality and timely availability of the data (24).

All of the above factors are elements that might reasonably be addressed on national levels as ways to improve the care of injured patients. The recommendations in these Guidelines for essential trauma care address one specific component of this broader planning of systems for trauma management: that of capabilities of fixed facilities.

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