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​Changes in ACS Trauma Center Verification Requirements

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Changes in ACS Trauma Center Verification Requirements​
AAST Webinar, May 11, 2016

Presented by:
Dr. Ronald M. Stewart, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas

Moderated by:
Dr. Susan Steinemann, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii

Further reading: ​

Characteristics of ACS-verified Level II and II trauma centers: A study linking trauma center verification review data and the National Trauma Data Bank of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.
Shafi S, Barnes S, Ahn C, Hemmila MR, Cryer HG, Nathens A, Neal M, Fildes J.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 May 27.
A paradigm for achieving successful pediatric trauma verification in the absence of pediatric surgical specialists while ensuring quality of care.
Falcone RA Jr, Milliken WJ, Bensard DD, Haas L, Daugherty M, Gray L, Tuggle DW, Garcia VF.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Mar;80(3):433-9.
American College of Surgeons trauma center verification versus state designation: are Level II centers slipping through the cracks?
Brown JB, Watson GA, Forsythe RM, Alarcon LH, Bauza G, Murdock AD, Billiar TR, Peitzman AB, Sperry JL.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Jul;75(1):44-9; discussion 49.
Alcohol-related brief interventions as a criterion for American College of Surgeons Level I Trauma Center verification: how best to train the interventionists?
London JA, Dunn CW, Utter GH.
J Trauma. 2011 Apr;70(4):931-8.
Commitment to COT verification improves patient outcomes and financial performance.
Maggio PM, Brundage SI, Hernandez-Boussard T, Spain DA.
J Trauma. 2009 Jul;67(1):190-4; discussion 194-5.
Impact of American College of Surgeons verification on trauma outcomes.
Piontek FA, Coscia R, Marselle CS, Korn RL, Zarling EJ; American College of Surgeons.
J Trauma. 2003 Jun;54(6):1041-6; discussion 1046-7.​