There is too little research funding addressing cardiovascular dysfunction in geriatric trauma patients.
There have been little interest in funding this work. Yet, the geriatric population is growing.
Geriatric trauma patients are predominantly women.
Historically, the trauma societies provide guidance for diagnosis and treatment of severe trauma. However, "trauma guidance" historically was the same for children, adults and geriatric patients. There was no delineation in care or surveillance by age.