A Target to Achieve Zero Preventable Trauma Deaths Through Quality Improvement

JAMA Surg. 2018 Jul 1;153(7):686-689. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2018.0159.


This study uses the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Nationwide Emergency Department Sample to examine the number of preventable trauma deaths in US hospitals to provide a target for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine mandate of zero preventable deaths after injury.

Publication types

  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Quality Improvement*
  • Trauma Centers / standards*
  • United States
  • Wounds and Injuries / mortality*
  • Wounds and Injuries / prevention & control*
  • Young Adult