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Native American Trauma Report

By | August 27th, 2013|Preparedness|

One of the things you’ll see in our upcoming State Health Assessment is the fact that traumatic injury disproportionately impacts the American Indian population in Arizona.  To dive into the issue deeper and to help us design more effective interventions, our Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma System published our first Arizona American Indian [...]

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Building a World-Class Trauma System

By | March 1st, 2013|Preparedness|

 Four years ago- AZ didn’t really have a trauma system.  We had 7 Level I (high-end) Trauma Centers…  but that’s it.  After 4 years and a full court press- we now have a decent trauma system that includes 31 trauma centers, (8 Level I, 4 Level III, and 19 Level IV (16 of the Level [...]

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AZ Trauma System Development Progress

By | February 9th, 2010|Preparedness|

One of our Department priorities over the last couple of years has been to better develop Arizona’s TRAUMA SYSTEM. Here’s a thumbnail sketch of why having a system of trauma care is so important: More than 24,000 people are severely injured (called trauma) every year in Arizona. More than 60% of these severe injuries occur [...]

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