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A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Washington, DC: National Academies Press; 2016.
Learning organizations are capable of addressing problems through information sharing and learning from past experience to facilitate improvement and innovation. Large system failure occurs when such interventions are not disseminated and implemented. This report discusses the need to ensure that lessons learned in military trauma care are acted on and sustained and recommends that this information be translated for the civilian health system as a way to reduce preventable patient harm in trauma care.
Journal Article > Commentary
Spinella PC. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017;82(6S suppl 1);S2-S8.
Critical care medicine can be fast-paced and error-prone. This commentary discusses the importance of integrating trauma care processes from the military and civilian health care systems to reduce preventable harm. The author suggests that using a learning health care system model can help improve trauma care.