Administration and Leadership

Injuries are the leading cause of death for children and adults in the U.S. between the ages of 1 and 44. So when an injury does occur, getting the right patient to the right place at the right time really matters. The National Study on the Costs and Outcomes of Trauma reported a 25% reduction in death for severely injured patients who received care at a Level I trauma center rather than at a non-trauma center.(1) When do we have an opportunity in EMS—or in all of medicine for that matter—to reduce the number of deaths by 25%?