sight of the critical nature this diagnosis has on
the well-being and recovery of our patients.
Patients often ask trauma surgeons
for prognoses. When it comes to diabetic
trauma, surgeons should not sugarcoat it.
Throughout the year, we will be highlighting
NTDB data through brief reports in the Bulletin. The
National Trauma Data Bank Annual Report 2015 is
available on the ACS website as a PDF file at facs.org/
quality-programs/trauma/ntdb. 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, NTDB, at email@example.com. ♦
Statistical support for this article was provided by
Chrystal Caden-Price, Data Analyst, NTDB.
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