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Trauma Systems Consultation Program

The Trauma Systems Consultation Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma (COT) can evaluate your trauma system and provide consultative guidance for future system development. ACS is the only entity that has a structured trauma system consultation process that can be tailored to meet the specific needs of a state or region, regardless of the current status of the trauma system or health care assets.

Our consultation program offers you a critical analysis of the current system status including its challenges and opportunities and provides recommendations for system improvement and enhancement. Principles that are important to the program mission include reduction of injury incidence and severity, rigorous performance improvement standards, assurance of appropriate resources for designated facilities, and cost containment and efficacy enhancement. 

New Statement

Statement on Trauma Center Designation Based upon System Need

The ACS Committee on Trauma’s Trauma Systems Evaluation and Planning Committee released a statement on trauma center designation in the January 2015 issue of the Bulletin.

  Read the Statement