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What is trauma care?

This involves the provision of appropriate care at a medical establishment to road crash victims with major and minor injuries.

Minor injury: Injuries are treated by the patients themselves, a general practitioner or the accident and emergency department. Correct treatment of injuries such as head and neck trauma and adequate follow up care is important to limit pain and prevent adverse consequences.

Major injury: A trauma care systems needs to be put in place by every hospital receiving patients with major trauma.