I work at a hospital that recently got Level 1 status so we now have a ton of trauma patients that we didn't have before. Our floor is now where they go. I love trauma, I think accidental is way cooler than ate too many fries so I am pretty excited about our new patient population.
The thing I am not excited about is the doctors that tend to them. They agree they shouldn't be taking care of patients once they leave the ED and it has been discussed that the patients are transferred to another service but it hasn't been done yet. They can't ever get up to see the patient since they are attending to emergencies and they like to discharge as soon as the patient is able - luckily we catch it when they truly shouldn't be.
I am just curious, at other hospitals - are patients on the "Trauma" service or are they transferred to what their issue is. For example, fall from ladder with brain bleed would be Neurosurgery, broken arm would be Ortho, ect.