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Stanford provides specialized care to over 2,500 trauma patients per year. We receive patients from many outlying counties in addition to interfacility transports of patients who need Stanford's expertise. Patients are transported directly to our facility by paramedics and flight crews, such as Stanford's Life Flight.
Traumatic injury can result in serious disability and is a leading cause of death in this nation. Many injuries can be prevented or avoided, including those from auto and motorcycle crashes, bicycle crashes, gun violence, or even seemingly simple crashes, such as a fall within your own home. Behavior and environmental modifications, as well as consistent use of safety equipment, can help to decrease the incidence of events resulting in injury.
Prevention laws and programs have been proven to save lives in many ways:
Seat belts have saved over 250,000 lives since 1975
Motorcycle helmets are estimated to have saved 1,544 lives in 2010 alone
The Graduated Driver Licensing Law (GDL) for new teen drivers has been estimated to decrease deaths on the road by up to 14%
Bicycle helmets are estimated to reduce head injury by 85%
Stanford Health Care is known worldwide for the advanced patient care provided by its doctors and staff. We also provide a wide range of guest services and amenities to our patients and visitors. Learn more about preparing for a hospital stay, billing and financial services, and our other support programs in Patients & Visitors.
Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.