The Ohio Trauma System is designed to get severely injured patients to the “right hospital, in the right manner, in the right amount of time.” These three factors increase the patient’s chances of survival while minimizing chances of suffering severe disabilities and death. Trauma is the leading cause of death for people between the ages of 1 and 44 years and is a leading cause of death and disability among all age groups. Research studies of other state trauma systems have shown a person’s chances of dying or suffering a severe disability drop sharply if they are injured in a state with an organized trauma system like the Ohio Trauma System.
The Ohio Trauma System is made up of injury prevention experts, disaster preparedness and response agencies, emergency medical services, hospitals, trauma centers, rehabilitation facilities, researchers and many others.
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