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SYMPOSIUM ON PEDIATRIC TRAUMA
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 149-155

Quality care in pediatric trauma


1 Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA
2 Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA

Correspondence Address:
Tam N Pham
University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, 325 Ninth Ave, Box 359796, Seattle, WA 98104
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2229-5151.100893

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Infrastructure, processes of care and outcome measurements are the cornerstone of quality care for pediatric trauma. This review aims to evaluate current evidence on system organization and concentration of pediatric expertise in the delivery of pediatric trauma care. It discusses key quality indicators for all phases of care, from pre-hospital to post-discharge recovery. In particular, it highlights the importance of measuring quality of life and psychosocial recovery for the injured child.


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