The recent suspension of in-person site visits for trauma center verification is a temporary pause, not a permanent discontinuation, according to the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Leaders of ACS Trauma Quality Programs also clarified that once the COVID-19 pandemic eases, both in-person visits and virtual remote visits…

Trauma research in the U.S. is underfunded compared to other diseases. While efforts are underway to lobby for additional support, these efforts do not address the underlying problem that hampers trauma research funding. According to Martin Schreiber, MD, FACS, chair of the Trauma Center Association of America (TCAA),…