Archive for November, 2012

NTI’s Funded Research

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Since September 2009, NTI has issued two national calls for proposals and has received a total of 177 pre-proposals from 32 states and the District of Columbia. After rigorous peer-review, NTI has awarded $3.9 million to 16 proposals – 7 single-center studies and 9 multi-center studies involving 55 centers. The first research outcomes are being achieved.

To find out more about where we are funding research and to read about the trauma projects that are underway, go to NTI’s Research Page: http://www.nationaltraumainstitute.org/research/nti_research.html

 

Trauma Costs the United States Billions of Dollars Each Year

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Trauma is the second most expensive public health problem facing the United States. AHRQ data on the ten most expensive health conditions puts the annual medical costs from trauma at $72 billion, second only to heart conditions at $76 billion, and ahead of cancer, mental disorders, asthma and COPD, and diabetes. The National Safety Council estimates the true economic burden to be more than $690 billion per year, since trauma has an ongoing cost to society due to disability, and is the leading cause of years of productive life lost.

Trauma is a Huge and Largely Unrecognized Public Health Problem

Friday, November 9th, 2012

In 1966, a seminal report by the National Research Council declared that both the public and government were “insensitive to the magnitude of the problem of accidental death and injury” in the U.S. That is still true today, almost 50 years later. According to CDC statistics, trauma is responsible for over 47% of the deaths of Americans between the ages of 1 and 44 each year. That’s more than all forms of cancer, heart disease, HIV, liver disease, stroke and diabetes combined. Every three minutes an American dies  due to trauma. That’s 170,000 deaths in addition to 42 million injuries every year.