Trauma care systems quality improvement guidelines. American College of Emergency Physician

Ann Emerg Med. 1992 Jun;21(6):736-9. doi: 10.1016/s0196-0644(05)82791-x.


While facility QI has been an important tool in the improvement of the care of the trauma patient, it is essential that system QI also be pursued within each trauma care system. These suggested system QI indicators will provide system medical directors and managers with a valuable tool to facilitate the implementation or improvement of the system QI program. Such a program will allow systems to review their overall function, including management, prehospital, and rehabilitative phases. Through this methodology, both individual providers and the overall trauma system can identify deficiencies and institute appropriate modifications to optimize care of the trauma patient.

Publication types

  • Guideline
  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Emergency Medical Services / standards*
  • Hospitalization
  • Humans
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Societies, Medical
  • Trauma Centers / organization & administration
  • Trauma Centers / standards
  • United States
  • Wounds and Injuries / therapy*