Level 1

A hospital can receive Trauma Center verification by meeting specific criteria established by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and passing a site review by the Verification Review Committee.

​​From Trauma Training Foto: Joachim Rohde


Trauma centers vary in their specific capabilities and are identified by "Level" designation: Level-I (Level-1) being the highest.

A review team from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) concluded in their report following consultation:

“Due to the differences between the Danish health care system and that in United States, it is not possible to directly apply the specific criteria used for verification of U.S. trauma centers. A review team and the Verification Review Committee evaluated the degree to which the Rigshopitalet trauma program met the general principles and functional intent of these criteria within the context of the Danish system. Using this approach, Rigshospitalet was found to be functioning at a level consistent with that of a Level I center".

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