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American College of Surgeons' Committee on Trauma performance improvement and patient safety program: maximal impact in a mature trauma center.

Sarkar B; Brunsvold ME; Cherry-Bukoweic JR; Hemmila MR; Park PK; Raghavendran K; Wahl WL; Wang SC; Napolitano LM.

A multifaceted program designed to optimize care of trauma patients resulted in a sustained improvement in trauma mortality over a 5-year period in this single-institution study. Part of the intervention included successful efforts to reduce health care–associated infections.