Trauma video review utilization: A survey of practice in the United States

R. P. Dumas, M. A. Vella, J. S. Hatchimonji, L. Ma, Z. Maher, D. N. Holena

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Introduction: Trauma video review (TVR) for quality improvement and education in the United States has been described for nearly three decades. The most recent information on this practice indicated a declining prevalence. We hypothesized that TVR utilization has increased since most recent estimates. Methods: We conducted a survey of TVR practices at level I and level II US trauma centers. We distributed an electronic survey covering past, current, and future TVR utilization to the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma membership. Results: 45.0% of US level I and level II trauma centers completed surveys. 71/249 centers (28.5%) had active TVR programs. The use of TVR did not differ between level I and level II centers (28.8% vs. 27.8%, p = 0.87). Respondents using TVR were overwhelmingly positive about its perception (median score 8, [IQR 6–9]; 10 = ‘best’) at their institutions. Conclusions: TVR use at Level I centers has increased over the past decade. Increased TVR utilization may form the basis for multicenter studies comparing processes of care during trauma resuscitation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican journal of surgery
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2019


  • Education
  • Medicolegal
  • Quality improvement
  • Trauma video review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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