Trauma video review utilization: A survey of practice in the United States

R. P. Dumas, M. A. Vella, J. S. Hatchimonji, L. Ma, Z. Maher, D. N. Holena

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Introduction: Trauma video review (TVR) for quality improvement and education in the United States has been described for nearly three decades. The most recent information on this practice indicated a declining prevalence. We hypothesized that TVR utilization has increased since most recent estimates. Methods: We conducted a survey of TVR practices at level I and level II US trauma centers. We distributed an electronic survey covering past, current, and future TVR utilization to the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma membership. Results: 45.0% of US level I and level II trauma centers completed surveys. 71/249 centers (28.5%) had active TVR programs. The use of TVR did not differ between level I and level II centers (28.8% vs. 27.8%, p = 0.87). Respondents using TVR were overwhelmingly positive about its perception (median score 8, [IQR 6–9]; 10 = ‘best’) at their institutions. Conclusions: TVR use at Level I centers has increased over the past decade. Increased TVR utilization may form the basis for multicenter studies comparing processes of care during trauma resuscitation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-53
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican journal of surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2020


  • Education
  • Medicolegal
  • Quality improvement
  • Trauma video review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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