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Best Practice: Oregon's Model for Regional Trauma System Peer Review

Eastes, Lynn E. MS, RN, ACNP-BC

doi: 10.1097/JTN.0b013e3181f52135
Sections: Trauma Systems
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The Oregon State Legislature approved a statewide trauma system in 1985. Regional trauma committees, known as area trauma advisory boards, were prescribed by this legislation. The area trauma advisory board in Region 1 in the Northwest corner of Oregon includes the only 2 level 1 trauma centers in the entire state and began meeting in 1988. The peer review subcommittee, Trauma Audit Group, serves as an interhospital peer review body with a 22-year history as a model of successful systemwide quality improvement committee.

Oregon Health & Science University, Portland.

Correspondence: Lynn E. Eastes, MS, RN, ACNP-BC, OHSU Trauma Program L-604, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland, OR 97239 (eastesl@ohsu.edu).

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