Trauma cases present unique challenges for value analysis and supply chain leaders. One has to do with how trauma is purchased. The other with the lack of visibility to how many cases and how many components per case. A trauma case can include plates & screws, hip fixation components, external fixation, instruments, and IM nails. With so much data input, the burden of analyzing trauma cases may feel insurmountable.
Stan Mendenhall, Editor of Orthopedic Network News, has been researching and reporting annually on clinical products related to trauma since 1991. By recognizing the causes of orthopedic trauma for different types of fractures, Stan believes that we can begin to understand how trauma data is being reported.
– Understanding of how trauma data is often reported
– Causes of orthopedic trauma for different types of fractures
– How mechanisms of trauma affect the implants used and their cost differences
– The latest trends in hospital trauma usage
– Bridging the data analysis gap between orthopedic trauma surgeons and supply chain