IVP-8.2 Increase the proportion of the land mass of the continental United States with access to trauma care

National Data Source
Trauma Information Exchange Program (TIEP); American Trauma Society (ATS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
28.7 (2009)
Target
31.6
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Land mass of the continental United States with trauma center access within 1 hour
Denominator
Entire land mass of the continental United States
Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable

Comments

Methodology Notes

Trauma Information Exchange Program (TIEP) maps from the American Trauma Society (ATS) in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania was established in 2000 and has been supported by CDC. The mission of TIEP is to foster the exchange and use of information to improve trauma care. To fulfill its mission, TIEP has developed and maintains a national inventory of trauma centers and systems.

Future work proposes to further refine and enhance the ability to accurately measure geographic and population access to trauma care in the US.