Trauma care in China: challenge and development

Injury. 1996 Sep;27(7):471-5. doi: 10.1016/0020-1383(96)00068-x.


The People's Republic of China has significantly improved the general health of its people by a concerted effort in primary health care but trauma care and its prevention remains a problem. This paper provides an overview of the strengths and weaknesses of the trauma-care system in China and proposes a strategy for its future development. This includes public-health legislation, the integration of military and civilian practice to provide comprehensive care from the scene of the incident through to rehabilitation, medical audit, the introduction of postgraduate trauma-management training courses and international academic exchanges.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • China
  • Education, Medical
  • Emergency Service, Hospital
  • Health Education
  • Humans
  • Research
  • Trauma Centers
  • Traumatology / education
  • Traumatology / organization & administration*