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    Hospitals that have trained trauma surgeons and anesthesiologists who are available on an on-call basis 24 hours per day to treat critically injured victims of traffic accidents, fires, gunshot wounds or other injuries during the crucial "golden hour" when their surgical needs are highest.

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    Veterans Health Administration - Polytrauma/TBI System of CareThe Veterans Health Administration (VHA) implements the medical assistance program of the VA through the administration and operation of numerous VA Medical Centers (VAMC), Outpatient Clinics (OPC), Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC), and VA Community Living Centers (VA Nursing Home) Programs. VA’s Polytrauma System of Care (PSC) balances access and expertise to provide the right rehabilitation care at the right time and location. Specialized TBI and polytrauma care is provided at the facility closest to the Veteran’s home with the expertise necessary to manage his/her rehabilitation, medical, surgical, and mental health needs. For highly specialized care, travel likely will be required. The tiered PSC integrates specialized rehabilitation services at regional centers, network sites and local VA medical centers.United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - Rehabilitation and Prosthetic ServicesUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

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