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What makes a hospital a trauma center?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
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In brief: Same

Standards may be the same.
The level of care may different, depending on procedures done, and level of expertise available. There are levels1-3, depending on the specialties available/how often are they available.

In brief: Same

Standards may be the same.
The level of care may different, depending on procedures done, and level of expertise available. There are levels1-3, depending on the specialties available/how often are they available.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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Dr. Jon Krook
Surgery

In brief: Multidisciplines

A hospital that is a trauma center makes a commitment to care for the trauma patient from the initial presentation until discharge.
Usually has multiple different kinds of doctors including er docs, trauma surgeons, orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons. The higher the level of trauma center (1 is the highest), the more complex of patient can be handled.

In brief: Multidisciplines

A hospital that is a trauma center makes a commitment to care for the trauma patient from the initial presentation until discharge.
Usually has multiple different kinds of doctors including er docs, trauma surgeons, orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons. The higher the level of trauma center (1 is the highest), the more complex of patient can be handled.
Dr. Jon Krook
Dr. Jon Krook
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