October 25, 2010

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Funding for Statewide Trauma System on November Ballot

Legislation passed by the Georgia General Assembly this year gives Georgia voters the chance to vote yes or no in the election on November 2 for the state to charge an annual car registration fee of $10 to support trauma care throughout Georgia. If approved, Amendment No. 2 will provide direct funding to expand trauma services in the state. Georgia currently lags behind other states in trauma care. The state has 16 trauma centers, including Grady Hospital, but needs as many as 30.

“Georgia is one of the few states in the country without an organized trauma system,” says Dr. David Feliciano, Surgeon-in-Chief and Chief of Vascular Surgery at Grady. “Unfortunately, this translates into hundreds of unnecessary deaths from injuries each year.  In addition, the death rates from injuries in certain rural counties in Georgia far exceed those in the large cities where trauma centers are present.”



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