More trauma patients mean better care at Harbor-UCLA

Los Angeles Times, October 23, 2008
Since Los Angeles County officials shuttered Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center's trauma unit three years ago, rising numbers of severely injured patients have been transported to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. The closure of the busy trauma center raised concern that it would take longer to move patients and put them at greater risk of death. Instead, at Harbor-UCLA the influx of more trauma victims actually led to better outcomes, according to a study.

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