The Brain Trauma Foundation. The American Association of Neurological Surgeons. The Joint Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care. Trauma systems

J Neurotrauma. 2000 Jun-Jul;17(6-7):457-62. doi: 10.1089/neu.2000.17.457.


Published case series and cohort comparison studies of patients treated in regions where planned trauma systems are in place compared to regions without trauma systems, or before and after instituting a trauma system, conclude that mortality is reduced after major trauma in patients treated in a trauma system. For optimal care of neurotrauma, neurosurgeons should be involved in the planning and implementation of trauma systems and in support of a system once it is in place.

Publication types

  • Guideline
  • Practice Guideline
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain Injuries / epidemiology
  • Brain Injuries / mortality
  • Brain Injuries / therapy*
  • Craniocerebral Trauma / epidemiology
  • Craniocerebral Trauma / mortality
  • Craniocerebral Trauma / therapy*
  • Delivery of Health Care / standards
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care
  • United States