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What are the benefits of Level II trauma centers?

Level II trauma centers provide comprehensive care for acute trauma patients and have immediate access to operating rooms and more.

Level I and Level II centers are defined as definitive trauma care facilities. Definitive trauma care centers must be able to provide full services to trauma patients within the facility. Level II centers are not required to, but may, provide definitive care for pediatrics, serious burns and reimplantation of limbs.

The benefits of Level II trauma centers include the following:

  • Level II trauma centers are able to initiate definitive care for all injured patients.
  • They have 24-hour immediate coverage by general surgeons, as well as specialists in orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology and critical care.
  • They provide trauma prevention and continuing education programs for staff.
  • They incorporate a comprehensive quality assessment program.

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