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Table 1 Trauma center designation in Canada [28]

From: Mass casualty modelling: a spatial tool to support triage decision making

Level of Care  
1 Central role in the provincial trauma system, and the majority of tertiary/quaternary
major trauma care in the system. Academic leadership, teaching, research program
2 Provides care for major trauma, Some trauma training and outreach programs.
Similar to level 1 without academic and research program
3 Provides initial care for major trauma patients and transfer patients in needs of complex
careto level 1 and 2 trauma centers
4 Major urban hospital with a nearby major trauma center (level 1-3). Does large
volume of secondary trauma care. Bypass and triage protocols are in place diverting
major trauma patients to level 1 and 2 centers.