Alabama Hospital Association http://apr.org en Ala. Agency Says Trauma Care Has Cut Crash Deaths http://apr.org/post/ala-agency-says-trauma-care-has-cut-crash-deaths <p>A new report by Alabama health officials says the rate of traffic deaths has fallen drastically since the state established a trauma network in 2007.</p><p>The&nbsp;numbers released by the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Alabama Hospital Association show deaths from vehicle crashes dropped from 27.64 per 100,000 people in 2006 to a rate of 18.05 per 100,000 people in 2011.</p><p>Dr. John Campbell, the retired state emergency services medical director, says the results show spending on trauma care has paid off for Alabama.</p> Sun, 03 Feb 2013 15:04:07 +0000 The Associated Press 24262 at http://apr.org Ala. Agency Says Trauma Care Has Cut Crash Deaths