Towards systemic sustainable performance of TBI care systems: emergency leadership frontiers

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Title: Towards systemic sustainable performance of TBI care systems: emergency leadership frontiers
Authors: Caro, Denis H. J.
Date: 2010
Abstract: Background - Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) continue as a twenty-first century subterranean and almost invisible scourge internationally. TBI care systems provide a safety net for survival, recovery, and reintegration into social communities from this scourge, particularly in Canada, the European Union, and the USA. // Aims - This paper examines the underlying issues of systemic performance and sustainability of TBI care systems, in the light of decreasing care resources and increasing demands for services. // Methods - This paper reviews the extant literature on TBI care systems, systems reengineering, and emergency leadership literature. // Results - This paper presents a seven care layer paradigm, which forms the essence of systemic performance in the care of patients with TBIs. It also identifies five key strategic drivers that hold promise for the future systemic sustainability of TBI care systems. // Conclusions - Transformational leadership and engagement from the international emergency medical community is the key to generating positive change. The sustainability/performance care framework is relevant and pertinent for consideration internationally and in the context of other emergency medical populations.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/19703
DOI: 10.1007/s12245-010-0252-2
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