Recommendation ID

Dedicated transfer service:- Is it clinically and cost effective to provide a dedicated service to transfer patients with major trauma from the emergency department for ongoing care?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Why this is important:- Patients with major trauma may need rapid transfer from the local emergency department to a major trauma centre for specialist care. The local trauma unit's clinical team can transfer them without delay but may not be able to provide specialist treatment during the transfer. A specialist team sent by the receiving centre can provide this specialist care during transfer but the transfer may be delayed while waiting for the specialist team to arrive at the local trauma unit.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Major trauma: service delivery
Date issued
February 2016

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 29/02/2016