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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
ISSN: 0972-5229
EISSN: 1998-359x
Vol. 8, No. 2, 2004, pp. 93-97
Bioline Code: cm04018
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2004, pp. 93-97

 en Review Article - Trauma care systems in India - An overview
Joshipura MK, Shah HS, Patel PR, Divatia PA

Abstract

Trauma-care systems in India are at a nascent stage of development. Industrialized cities, rural towns and villages coexist, with variety of health care facilities and almost complete lack of organized trauma care. There is gross disparity between trauma services available in various parts of the country. Rural India has inefficient services for trauma care, due to the varied topography, financial constraints and lack of appropriate health infrastructure. There is no national lead agency to coordinate various components of a trauma system. No mechanism for accreditation of trauma centres and professionals exists. Education in trauma life-support skills has only recently become available. A nationwide survey encompassing various facilities has demonstrated significant deficiencies in current trauma systems. Although injury is a major public-health problem, the government, medical fraternity and the society are yet to recognize it as a growing challenge.

Keywords
Trauma System, India, Developing Country, Health System, Trauma Care

 
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