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What is the difference between a level I and level II trauma center?
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Dr. Jon Krook
Surgery
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In brief: Volume
Mainly volume of patients seen, acuity (how sick the patients are) and amount of research done by the centers.
Level 1 centers tend to be busier, see and handle sicker patients and do research. The more severe your injury, the higher level of trauma center you want to go to. Level 1 is the highest.

In brief: Volume
Mainly volume of patients seen, acuity (how sick the patients are) and amount of research done by the centers.
Level 1 centers tend to be busier, see and handle sicker patients and do research. The more severe your injury, the higher level of trauma center you want to go to. Level 1 is the highest.
Dr. Jon Krook
Dr. Jon Krook
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In brief: More expertise
A level1 center is a teaching hospital or institution.
It may provide more expertisein in things like heart surgery after trauma and and certain neurological injuries.

In brief: More expertise
A level1 center is a teaching hospital or institution.
It may provide more expertisein in things like heart surgery after trauma and and certain neurological injuries.
Dr. Dominick Artuso
Dr. Dominick Artuso
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
In brief: Research Training
The level i and level ii trauma centers provide comprehensive trauma care.
Both centers have 24 hour coverage of surgeons, anesthesiologists and speciality services. Level i trauma centers increase survival of critical patients by 20+%. The level i center also has extra speciality coverage, as well as research and training programs to provide expertise in trauma care.

In brief: Research Training
The level i and level ii trauma centers provide comprehensive trauma care.
Both centers have 24 hour coverage of surgeons, anesthesiologists and speciality services. Level i trauma centers increase survival of critical patients by 20+%. The level i center also has extra speciality coverage, as well as research and training programs to provide expertise in trauma care.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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