Current state of trauma services in Saudi Arabia

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Alshamrani, Abdullah, Alshammari, Talal, Sawyer, Simon and Williams, Brett. (2020). Current state of trauma services in Saudi Arabia. Journal of Emergency Medicine, Trauma and Acute Care. 2020(1), pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.5339/JEMTAC.2020.6
AuthorsAlshamrani, Abdullah, Alshammari, Talal, Sawyer, Simon and Williams, Brett
Abstract

rauma is a major public health problem in Saudi Arabia and a leading cause of mortality and morbidity in young age groups. In 2018, traumatic injuries caused by road traffic accidents were the leading cause of death after ischemic heart diseases. Therefore, a new road safety system is important to reduce the incidence of road accident trauma. First aid care by bystanders to road accidents must be improved to become an effective part of pre-hospital care and avoid aggravation. Moreover, trauma centers need further training and education to provide a high level of trauma care. However, literature about trauma care in Saudi Arabia is lacking. Thus, this paper aims to provide an overview of the Saudi trauma system, emergency medical services, and healthcare providers’ training and education efforts.

Keywordstrauma; trauma system; trauma mortality
Year2020
JournalJournal of Emergency Medicine, Trauma and Acute Care
Journal citation2020 (1), pp. 1-8
PublisherHamad bin Khalifa University Press
ISSN1999-7086
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.5339/JEMTAC.2020.6
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85089820162
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Deposited17 Aug 2021
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