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Oct 11, 2021

World Trauma Day, observed on 17 October, emphasizes the importance of saving and protecting a life during the most critical moments. The day also highlights the importance of preparing and applying critical measures to deal with, and to avoid trauma fatalities.

In medical terms, trauma is considered a physical injury. Traumatic events cause these physical injuries. These events include domestic violence, natural disasters, and severe car accidents. Traumatic injuries usually happen suddenly. They also require immediate medical care. It’s not uncommon for those who suffer a traumatic injury to go into shock. Some may even require resuscitation or interventions to save the limbs. Many people develop a disability after suffering a traumatic injury. For others, their traumatic injury is fatal.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), trauma is a major cause of death and disability across the world. WHO research has shown that at least 50% of road deaths occurring in developing countries could have been prevented with effective intervention after trauma had occurred.

Bestmed now offers rehabilitation after trauma on all our options. On Beat1, Beat2, Beat3 and Pulse1, the benefit applies to PMBs only, and is subject to pre-authorisation and the use of Designated Service Providers (DSPs). On Beat4 and all Pace options, it is available at 100% Scheme tariff.

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