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Injury remains a leading cause of death worldwide with a disproportionate impact in the developing world. Capabilities for trauma care remain limited in these settings. Previous attempts have been made to assess basic trauma resources but have been limited to essential care. We propose the implementation of the International Assessment of Capacity for Trauma (INTACT) index, which incorporates surgical capacity beyond initial resuscitation.
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Wong, E. ; Gupta, S. ; Deckelbaum, D. ; Razek, T. ; Nwomeh, B. ; Kamara, T.B. ; Kushner, A.L.
Journal of Surgical Research, February 2014, Vol.186(2), pp.552-552 [Peer Reviewed Journal]