Chet D. Schrader

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BACKGROUND There is no existing adequate blood transfusion needs determination tool that Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel can use for prehospital blood transfusion initiation. In this study, a simple and pragmatic prehospital blood transfusion needs scoring system was derived and validated. METHODS Local trauma registry data were reviewed(More)
BACKGROUND Risks prediction models of 30-day all-cause hospital readmissions are multi-factorial. Severity of illness (SOI) and risk of mortality (ROM) categorized by All Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Groups (APR-DRG) seem to predict hospital readmission but lack large sample validation. Effects of risk reduction interventions including providing(More)
OBJECTIVES To derive a tool to determine Urgent Care Center (UCC) crowding and investigate the association between different levels of UCC overcrowding and negative patient care outcomes. DESIGN Prospective pilot study. SETTING Single centre study in the USA. PARTICIPANTS 3565 patients who registered at UCC during the 21-day study period were(More)
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