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Trauma Systems Programs

Trauma Systems Programs of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT) aim to improve care for the injured patient by:

  • Assessing and evaluating trauma and emergency response systems, using a needs-based approach
  • Providing consultative guidance for future trauma system development
  • Building partnerships with the military to translate battlefield lessons to the home front and back again
  • Creating and sustaining a national trauma system, with a research action plan