How many Level 1 Trauma Centers are in metro Atlanta?

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  1. Macktee

    Macktee New Member

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    I believe Grady is the only one in the metro area that's Level 1.

    How many do most cities have? One or two seems to be the norm.

    How many does Detroit have? Four. Yeah, FOUR of them and they all stay busy!

    The big question, which is discussed in the article, is whether or not they can afford to continue operating them after Obama-Care takes effect. Interesting article for several reasons.



    From the Detroit News:

    http://www.detnews.com/article/20101007 ... sh-reality

    From the article:

    "... Dr. Pat Patton, the chief of trauma surgery at Henry Ford Hospital, said he has more work than he can handle precisely because of these bleak economic times. ...


    ... “Suffering is brought on by poverty, which is brought on by whatever, and it’s a growing portion of society,†Patton went on, ...

    ... “But if you’re going to be a trauma surgeon, Detroit is the place to be. Few see as much knife and gun stuff as we do. Think about it like this: Miami has one level-one trauma center; San Antonio has one — the Detroit area has four.†...

    ... With few jobs, there are frustrated men who settle their financial disputes with guns — gunshot victims are up 15 percent over the past five years, Patton informs. ...

    ... of the 100,000 people who came through the emergency room door at Henry Ford last year, more than 1,500 were funneled to a trauma surgeon — eight of whom work on a rotating basis. ..."



    From The Detroit News: http://www.detnews.com/article/20101007 ... z11fvQ52nk
     
  2. mountainpass

    mountainpass Under Scrutiny

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  3. NOLA EMT

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    4 in the whole state, and none south of Macon.

    Its the reason Georgia has one of the highest trauma death rates in the country.
     
  4. phantoms

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    I'd say that's south of Macon.
     
  5. NOLA EMT

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    true...

    But for the majority of south Georgia and even into north Florida there is no trauma care.
     
  6. Madpegtod

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    Perhaps this may shed some light....

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    http://savannahnow.com/latest-news/2009-12-30/ga-super-speeder-law-begins-friday