This project entails the completion of critical enhancements to key state data systems and the use of that data to inform the development of a State Trauma Plan through an American College of Surgeons State Trauma Consultation Visit. This project entails a Statewide Trauma System Consultation by the American College of Surgeons concurrent to critical enhancements to insurance claims data, State Trauma Registry, and pre-hospital EMS data for critical trauma system planning benchmarks.
These enhancements will make a major contribution to improving the timeliness, accuracy, completeness, uniformity, integration, and accessibility of the safety data information for motor vehicle crash analysis. These enhancements will also facilitate efforts to evaluate the effectiveness of trauma care programs and identify improvements needed. The improved data quality resulting from these enhancements will enhance the integrity of the data for future state linkage projects and improve compatibility and interoperability with national repositories.