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JTS Mission

The mission of the Joint Trauma System (JTS) is to provide evidence-based process improvement of trauma and combat casualty care, to drive morbidity and mortality to the lowest possible levels, and to provide evidence-based recommendations on trauma care and trauma systems across the Department of Defense (DoD).

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Performance Improvement

JTS supports US military performance improvement (PI) initiatives and activities by identifying, tracking and making recommendations on efforts to ensure the appropriate evaluation and treatment of injured Service members across the continuum of care, improve medic training and ensure medical readiness.

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Trauma Registry

The DoDTR is the first and only DoD trauma patient registry to collect combat casualty care epidemiology, treatments and outcomes from point of injury to recovery. The DoDTR contains identified information taken from medical records, expert clinical inference, scoring and coding schematics, probability determination and PI data.

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JTS Operations

As the DoD Center of Excellence for MHS trauma care delivery, JTS provides the overarching organized and coordinated capability for injury prevention, care and rehabilitation in support of DoD trauma initiatives and activities. JTS performs these functions through Trauma Care Operations; the DoDTR; and PI and Education Divisions.

JTS Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs)
JTS CPGs provide combat casualty care providers with recommendations based on evidence-based research and proven practices to optimize patient care, improve outcomes and save lives. Access the CPGs here »
JTS Leadership Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Combat Casualty Care

2017 was the Year of the Joint Trauma System (JTS). In addition to being officially funded by the National Defense Authorization Act 2017, the JTS leadership received recognition for distinguished service and outstanding contributions to the Combat Casualty Care.

JTS Awards
  • 2015 - Military Health System Battlefield Innovation Award
  • 2015 - Major Jonathan Letterman Award for Medical Excellence