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More patients are surviving major trauma since reform of services

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4369 (Published 03 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4369
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

The introduction of regional trauma networks in England two years ago has led to a 30% improved chance of patients surviving severe injuries, an audit has found. Regional trauma networks were introduced in April 2012 to enable the rapid and safe transfer of patients to 25 major trauma centres in England.

The audit, commissioned by NHS England and carried out by the Trauma Audit and Research …

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