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Trauma Outcomes Final Report 

Date of Publication:
MAY 2019
Associated Project:
Trauma Outcomes
Traumatic injuries (both non-intentional and intentional) are the third leading cause of death in the United States, and in the aggregate, these injuries cause more premature death than any other illness or disability. Despite the magnitude and expense of traumatic injuries, few performance measures address the quality of trauma care. NQF staff completed an environmental scan which identified performance measures and measure concepts, along with a literature review of risk adjustment, attribution, and data source considerations in developing trauma outcome measures. The NQF-convened Trauma Outcomes Committee developed a population-level framework for trauma quality measurement. The purpose of this framework is to guide the conceptualization and development of population-level trauma quality measures through the identification of gaps in measures and measure concepts. The framework provides a conceptual model for emphasizing the evaluation of trauma care within a population or geographical region, rather than within an individual facility or single part of the healthcare system.