California needs a statewide trauma system that would offer cutting-edge technology and the newest trends in trauma care, Dr. Raul Coimbra, chief of trauma at the University of California, San Diego, Health System told a statewide conference. Coimbra said that survival rates increase by at least 25% with a trauma care system and that a statewide network would ensure "every inch of California is covered" and patients get to the right facilities.

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