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Executive Summary Under the Veterans Health Administration's External Peer Review Program, the West Virginia Medical Institute (WVMI) conducts monthly medical record abstractions in over 150 VA Medical Centers throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. The abstractions are performed by approximately 90 highly trained abstractors and are used to assess(More)
TRISS is a statistical method for predicting the probability of survival of trauma victims. Analysis of data from the Trauma Registry at Charleston Area Medical Center showed that only 48% of the trauma fatalities in the 5-year period 1992-1996 were correctly predicted by TRISS. Trauma practitioners from other Trauma Centers report similar problems with(More)
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