Proceedings from the Consensus Conference on Trauma Patient-Reported Outcome Measures

Joseph V. Sakran, Hiba Ezzeddine, C. William Schwab, Stephanie Bonne, Karen J. Brasel, Randall S. Burd, Joseph Cuschieri, James Ficke, Barbara A. Gaines, Joseph T. Giacino, Nicole S. Gibran, Adil Haider, Erin C. Hall, Juan P. Herrera-Escobar, Bellal Joseph, Lillian Kao, Brad G. Kurowski, David Livingston, Samuel P. Mandell, Deepika NehraBabak Sarani, Mark Seamon, Peter Yonclas, Ben Zarzaur, Ronald Stewart, Eileen Bulger, Avery B. Nathens, The Patient Reported Outcome Consortium

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In the US, injury accounts for nearly 200,000 deaths and more than 30 million nonfatal injuries annually. The survival rate after major trauma has improved steadily since the 1966 landmark report by the National Academy of Sciences, “Accidental Death and Disability: The Neglected Disease of Modern Society.” This report identified injury as an epidemic and set the stage for the development of modern trauma centers and organized systems of trauma care. Improvements in the quality of acute trauma care and access to trauma center care have been credited for the reduction in case fatality during the past 50 years, such that currently, >90% of major trauma patients survive to hospital discharge. Advances in quality and access to care have been driven by research efforts that have been enabled by data collection at the level of the trauma center or state where care processes and outcomes are measured and continually refined based on those data.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)819-835
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of the American College of Surgeons
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2020

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