Kentuckians support trauma system improvement: the Kentucky Trauma Survey report.

Julia F. Costich, Davis P.T. Potter, Mary E. Fallat

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A household telephone survey was conducted in mid-2004 to assess the degree of information and support among Kentuckians regarding the state's trauma care system. The 800 completed responses reflected a very strong degree of support (79%) for trauma system improvement and funding. Responses also indicated low levels of understanding regarding trauma care facilities and their level of service. Respondents with personal or family experience of emergency medical services and trauma care were significantly more likely to identify trauma facilities correctly. The most popular option (69.6%) for generating additional trauma system funds was a 5% levy on guns and ammunition. Three quarters (74.2%) of respondents indicated that they would vote for a legislative candidate who supported trauma system funding. Overall, survey findings demonstrate a strong, broad mandate for legislative initiatives to improve Kentucky's trauma care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)599-602
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (all)


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