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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.

NEW: DoD Trauma Registry (DoDTR) Data Dictionary
The DoDTR Dictionary is now available online. This document lists available data files and detailed descriptions of the variables contained in each file. As of April 2018, the DoDTR contains over 80,000 distinct injury events and more than 130,000 trauma records which can be used to better understand the burden of injury, morbidity, and mortality.
Read the DoDTR Data Dictionary »
JTS Moves to Defense Health Agency (DHA)
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As of 05 Aug, JTS has transitioned to DHA in accordance with the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017. The realignment reflects the JTS commitment to the Tri Services. The move broadens JTS' reach and responsibilities to serve as the expert reference for all trauma care provided across the military health system. JTS will continue to establish standards of care for trauma services provided at military treatment facilities by implementing research from DoD Centers of Excellence into clinical trauma care standards. JTS will become more active in training by driving the incorporation of lessons learned from military-civilian trauma education and training partnerships into clinical practice. Under the DHA, the JTS will also expand its data capture and collection capabilities of its DoD Trauma Registry with the addition of special injury registries.