CNTR Publishes Position Paper on NASEM Report

Appearing in the August 18th “Publish Ahead of Print” version of the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, CNTR makes public its position on the June 2016 National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) report on the integration of military and civilian trauma systems.

“CNTR believes that NASEM has thoroughly investigated the state of trauma care and research in this country and within the DoD, has summarized key findings and offered insightful recommendations to the government and the broader community, including the trauma research community,” state the authors, members of CNTR’s Executive Committee. The report, titled, A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury, provides an exhaustive analysis of that state of both systems and a set of 11 recommendations to achieve the aim.

In its position paper, CNTR declares it “stands firmly behind NASEM’s report and will leverage all of its resources to see it to fruition.” As CNTR’s mission is in complete alignment with the NASEM recommendations, the coalition pledges to advocate with elected officials for the actions required, and to lead the national injury research initiative.