Are trauma centers needed everywhere?

Yes, and especially in rural and frontier regions. Our family and friends who live in rural parts of the state face delays in being found if they are injured, longer EMS response times, greater distances to a trauma center, and limited access to specialty resources. All of these factors put them at a higher risk for disability or death.

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1. What are concerns associated with traumatic injury?
2. For every trauma-injury-related death, how many injuries are there?
3. Are trauma centers needed everywhere?
4. What are the benefits of a systematic approach to trauma injuries?
5. How old is the Kansas Trauma System?
6. What are some decisions currently being made by the Kansas Trauma System?
7. What are some ways I can get involved and help?