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Trauma is the leading cause of death in people ages 1-44 in the nation and it accounts for 47% of all deaths in this age group.  In Michigan, crash related deaths alone cost $1.04 billion per year.  In 2020, unintentional injuries killed 6,044 Michigan residents.

In 2004, Trauma System Agenda for Future made a statement that stands the test of time “The concept of inclusive systems promotes regionalization of trauma care, so that all areas of the country receive the best possible care. Equally important, an inclusive trauma care system must identify high-risk behaviors in each community and the population groups at risk for injury so that the system can provide an integrated approach to care that is responsive and appropriate to local needs”.

In order to improve outcomes, the Trauma system is organized in a regionalized, coordinated, and accountable system that makes the best use of increasingly fragile resources.  It addresses limits in inefficiencies, strengthens communications, builds a commitment to performance improvement, and supports a cohesive response to time sensitive events.  The past eighteen years have demonstrated that systems make a positive impact on outcomes.

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Additional Resources

Regional Trauma Networks

Information regarding the regional trauma system and Regional Trauma Advisory Committee

Trauma Facility Verification and Designation

Information on the process to become designated as a trauma center

Hospital Resources

Resources to assist in the designation process

Site Reviewer Resources

Resources for site reviewers

Trauma Registry

Information on the state's registry of designated trauma facilities

System Resources and Reports

Strategic plans, annual reports, and work project grants

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to frequently asked questions