Level 1 Trauma Centers and OEF/OIF Emergency Departments: Comparison of Trauma Patient Populations
59MDW San Antonio United States
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Brooke Army Medical Center BAMC, the largest military hospital and the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the DoD, cares for active duty, retired uniformed services personnel, and beneficiaries. In addition, BAMC works in collaboration with the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council STRAC and University Hospital UH, San Antonios other Level 1 Trauma Center, to provide trauma care to residents of the city and 22 counties in southwest Texas from San Antonio to Mexico 26,000 square mile area. Civilian-military partnerships are shown to benefit the training of military medical personnel, however to date there are no published reports specific to military personnel experiences within emergency care. The purpose of the current study was to describe and compare DoD and civilian trauma center patient populations, as well as determine if DoD Level I trauma cases were representative of patients treated in OEFOIF emergency department settings.
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