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The role and value of surgical critical care, an essential component of Acute Care Surgery, in the Affordable Care Act: A report from the Critical Care Committee and Board of Managers of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma

Frankel, Heidi L. MD; Butler, Karyn L. MD; Cuschieri, Joseph MD; Friese, Randall S. MD; Huynh, Toan MD; Mohr, Alicia M. MD; Schinco, Miren A. MD; Napolitano, Lena M. MD; Britt, L.D. MD, MPH; Coimbra, Raul MD, PhD; Croce, Martin A. MD; Davis, James W. MD; Jurkovich, Gregory J. MD; Moore, Ernest E. MD; Morris, John A. Jr. MD; Peitzman, Andrew B. MD; Pruitt, Basil A. MD; Rozycki, Grace S. MD, MBA; Scalea, Thomas M. MD; Meredith, J. Wayne MD

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery: July 2012 - Volume 73 - Issue 1 - p 20–26
doi: 10.1097/TA.0b013e31825a78d5

From the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center (H.L.F., T.M.S.), Baltimore, Maryland; University of Connecticut Hartford Hospital (K.L.B.), Hartford, Connecticut; Harborview Medical Center (J.C.), University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; University of Arizona (R.S.F.), Tucson, Arizona; Wake Forest University (J.W.M.), Winston-Salem; and Carolinas Medical Center (T.H.), North Carolina; University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey (A.M.M.), Newark, New Jersey; University of Florida (M.A.S.), Jacksonville, Florida; University of Michigan (L.M.N.), Ann Arbor, Michigan; Eastern Virginia Medical School (L.D.B.), Norfolk, Virginia; University of California (R.C.), San Diego; and University of California San Francisco/Fresno (J.W.D.), Fresno, California; University of Tennessee Health Science Center (M.A.C.), Memphis; and Vanderbilt University (J.A.M.), Nashville Tennessee; Denver General Medical Center (G.J.J., E.E.M.), Denver, Colorado; University of Pittsburgh (A.B.P.), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; University of Texas (B.A.P.), San Antonio, Texas; and Emory University (G.S.R.), Atlanta, Georgia.

Submitted: February 24, 2012; Revised: March 22, 2012; Accepted: March 23, 2012.

Address for reprints: Heidi L. Frankel, MD, University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, 22 South Greene St S4D07, Baltimore, MD 21201; email:

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.