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Establishment of a formal trauma system in NZ to improve post-crash outcomes for trauma patients: Challenges and Achievements
EXTENDED ABSTRACT: In 2012 the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) in NZ established a Major Trauma National Clinical Network (MTNCN). The objectives of the Network were to ensure that there was a planned and consistent approach to the provision of major trauma services across New Zealand. Key concepts necessary to achieve those goals required a cultural change within the community of trauma care providers to focus on optimal outcomes rather than convenience or past expectations. Progress and achievements of these goals has been steady and the challenges and achievements will be outlined in this presentation.