• Robert E. Cilley
  • Eric H. Bradburn


Trauma centers improve outcome in seriously injured patients. Although the evidence has been controversial, trauma centers with dedicated resources for injured children have better outcomes in childhood injury compared to other trauma centers. Highest quality pediatric trauma care requires the availability of multidisciplinary services for the injured child. These services must be coordinated within a supportive organizational structure, with stakeholders working across traditional organizational boundaries, assuring that the primary concern is the well-being of the injured child.


Injured Child Severe Head Injury Inferior Vena Cava Filter Pediatric Trauma Advance Trauma Life Support 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert E. Cilley
    • 1
  • Eric H. Bradburn
    • 2
  1. 1.Pediatric Surgery, Department of SurgeryPenn State College of Medicine, Penn State Hershey Children’s HospitalHersheyUSA
  2. 2.Trauma, Acute Care, and Critical Care Surgery, Department of SurgeryPenn State College of Medicine, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical CenterHersheyUSA

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