Trauma care systems in New Zealand

Injury. 2003 Sep;34(9):740-4. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2003.08.013.


Trauma in New Zealand is modest in extent in relation to many other areas of the world. Trauma care is delivered in the context of an ad hoc trauma system which nevertheless seems to function reasonably well. Current funding strictures in the short term seem likely to prevent formal adoption of a trauma system which would have the prospect of providing information determining the real quality of trauma care in New Zealand.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Emergency Medical Services / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • New Zealand
  • Orthopedics / organization & administration
  • Trauma Centers / organization & administration*
  • Trauma Centers / supply & distribution
  • Wounds and Injuries / therapy*