FIGURE 1. HOSPITAL DISCHARGE STATUS
FIGURE 2. ALCOHOL AND DRUG TESTING PERCENTAGES
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NTDB DATA POINTS
drink. If you do drink, designate
a sober driver or take alternate
•Plan ahead and drive defensively,
especially in bad weather.
•Never drive when you are tired—
get plenty of sleep before your trip
and plan regular stops.
To quote Clark Griswold,
“Why aren’t we flying? Because
getting there is half the fun.” This
season, let’s get there safely when
we take to the holiday road.
Throughout the year, we
will be highlighting these data
through brief reports that will
be found monthly in the Bulletin.
The NTDB Annual Report 2014
is available on the ACS website
as a PDF file at www.facs.org/
In addition, information is
available on our website about
how to obtain NTDB data for
more detailed study. If you are
interested in submitting your
trauma center’s data, contact
Melanie L. Neal, Manager,
N TDB, at firstname.lastname@example.org. ♦
Statistical support for this
article has been provided
by Chrystal Caden-Price,
Data Analyst, NTDB.