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J Trauma Nurs. 2010 Jul-Sep;17(3):142-7. doi: 10.1097/JTN.0b013e3181f52114.

Sustaining an inclusive trauma system in a rural state: the role of regional care systems, partnerships, and quality of care.

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Bureauof Surveillance and Epidemiology, Kansas Trauma Program, Kansas Department ofHealth and Environment, Topeka, KS 66612, USA.


Different approaches exist for developing inclusive trauma systems with a regional system approach. The purpose of this article is to describe a sustainable and replicable structure for developing a trauma system with urban and rural environments. A relatively new trauma system is presented to show (1) how rural health networks and relationships can support rural trauma system development; (2) how partnerships help to support trauma system development; and (3) how the trauma system infrastructure has used assessment and assurance strategies to support regional systems of care to foster optimal care of the trauma patient.

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