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Transfer Times to Definitive Care Facilities Are Too Long: A Consequence of an Immature Trauma System

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The establishment of a regional trauma center has increased the number and the severity of patients transferred to our tertiary center from outlying hospitals. Unfortunately, the lack of an organized statewide trauma system is associated with excessive emergency room times at the outlying hospitals, and many transferred patients arrive at our trauma center unstable.

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