Report on Research in Trauma Care
9 July 2002
In the summer of 2000, the Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport requested the Advisory Council on Health Research (Raad voor Gezondheidsonderzoek, RGO) to report on research in trauma care. In her request, the Minister referred to the fact that over the past few years considerable progress has been made in trauma care in The Netherlands, including the establishment of ten trauma centers and the merger of the emergency medical services with the large-scale accident and disaster services. The minister requested the RGO to advise her on how research could support trauma care, at the same time asking the Council to give consideration to research into the prevention of accident injuries.
Advisory Council on Health Research. Research in Trauma Care. The Hague: Advisory Council on Health Research, 2002; publication no. 37.