Indiana debates 30-minute transport policy for trauma care

07/29/2011 | WTHR-TV (Indianapolis)

Emergency services experts in Indiana are considering a 30-minute rule for transporting critical ill patients to a trauma center, a policy other states already use to reduce preventable deaths. Dr. Lewis Jacobsen, trauma director at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, cautioned that any policy would need to take into account that many rural areas do not have a trauma center within 30 minutes' travel time.

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