New Trauma Care System: DOD Should Fully Incorporate Leading Practices into Its Planning for Effective Implementation, Report to Congressional Committees [open pdf - 776KB]
"Traumatic injury is a major cause of death and disability in the military, but improved trauma care has the potential to improve these outcomes. DOD (Department of Defense) has worked to improve trauma care over time, such as by establishing a Joint Trauma System Defense Center of Excellence to examine trauma care and share best practices. To improve trauma care across DOD, the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) for Fiscal Year 2017 directed DOD to establish a new JTS (Joint Trauma System) within DOD's Defense Health Agency. The NDAA requires that the new JTS include four specified elements, and also required DOD to submit to Congress an implementation plan that included the four elements. The NDAA also included a provision for GAO to review DOD's planning for the new JTS."
Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/