Panel sees flaws in trauma system

When some of the state’s top emergency medical experts got together this spring to rate Ohio’s 6-year-old trauma system, they flunked it with a grade of 33 percent.

The state trauma committee — made up of physicians, nurses, paramedics and hospital administrators — measured 13 indicators based on federal recommendations of a model trauma system.

They agreed on what’s been working since the law took effect in 2002: EMS workers are getting severely injured patients to the hospitals best equipped to treat them.

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