What is the difference between Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 hospitals? - page 2

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What is the difference between Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 hospitals? Yea yea i know its a pretty dumb question :imbar but i have no idea what is the difference. Just need to cure my curiosity :) Thanks, MJ... Read More


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    hello guys, any idea about the classification of the functional level of patient like LEVEL I, II, III, IV....i keep on looking on the book regarding its description but i couldn't find it....thanks....more power
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    Triaging a pt for the ED classifies patients, just as hospitals are classified for trauma. A Level 1 pt, is a trauma pt (high speed impact, head injury, burn victim w/3rd degree), Level 2 is a critical care such as an MI, pneumonia, COPD, CHF, exacerbation, Level 3 is acute care, and level 4 is sub acute care; migraine etc.
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    Thread is 7 years old ...

    But posters have covered explanations for neonatal intensive care units (levels 1, 2 & 3), trauma centers (where it's also 1, 2 & 3, but in the opposite order from NICUs ), and an approximation of ESI triage designations which categorize patients as 1 - 5 based on the severity of their presenting symptoms.

    Clear as mud, huh?
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    Primary care is your regular physician.
    Secondary care adds on capabilities like PT,OT, psych, etc.
    Tertiary care is specialists like oncology, neonatalogy, cardiac surgery, and such.
    Quaternery care is advanced beyond that such as experimental research.

    Trauma is opposite...the smaller the number the more higher/more advanced trauma the facility can do.

    That is why a teaching facility is often a Level 1 trauma tertiary facility.
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    The most simplistic answer to this question is this and regards the difference to the staffing of a facility.

    Level I facilities are staffed 24 hrs a day by trauma surgery attendings in house (not general surgeons who will take on cases, but strictly trauma). This will typically be at academic facilities with Trauma/Surgical Critical Care. Additionally, ED's are supplied with in department radiology (CT, X-RAY, etc.) dedicated soley to emergency services.

    Level II facilities may have the name 'trauma center' tied to them however they will not have 'trauma surgeons' on staff, but rather general surgeons who can take cases. These facilities are also not staffed in house but by surgeons on call. (e.g. they will be on campus during the day, but on call at night at home)

    Level III...trauma cases will bypass or be flown out if they are true trauma
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    The most simplistic answer to this question is this and regards the difference to the staffing of a facility.

    Level I facilities are staffed 24 hrs a day by trauma surgery attendings in house (not general surgeons who will take on cases, but strictly trauma). This will typically be at academic facilities with Trauma/Surgical Critical Care. Additionally, ED's are supplied with in department radiology (CT, X-RAY, etc.) dedicated soley to emergency services.

    Level II facilities may have the name 'trauma center' tied to them however they will not have 'trauma surgeons' on staff, but rather general surgeons who can take cases. These facilities are also not staffed in house but by surgeons on call. (e.g. they will be on campus during the day, but on call at night at home)

    Level III...trauma cases will bypass or be flown out if they are true trauma
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    I'm sure no one cares but all I hear when I am reading this thread is the overhead page..."Level 1 trauma alert...level 1 trauma alert." I guess I should go to bed


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