Thomas Kristiansen

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BACKGROUND Trauma is a leading global cause of death. Trauma mortality rates are higher in rural areas, constituting a challenge for quality and equality in trauma care. The aim of the study was to explore population density and transport time to hospital care as possible predictors of geographical differences in mortality rates, and to what extent choice(More)
The inter-hospital transfer of patients is crucial to a well functioning trauma system, and the transfer process may serve as a quality indicator for regional trauma care. However, the assessment of the transfer process requires high-quality data from various sources. Prospective studies and studies based on single-centre trauma registries may fail to(More)
BACKGROUND Formalized trauma systems have shown beneficial effects on patient survival and have harvested great recognition among health care professionals. In spite of this, the implementation of trauma systems is challenging and often met with resistance.Recommendations for a national trauma system in Norway were published in 2007. We wanted to assess the(More)
BACKGROUND Triage and interhospital transfer are central to trauma systems. Few studies have addressed transferred trauma patients. This study investigated transfers of variable distances to OUH (Oslo University Hospital, Ullevål), one of the largest trauma centres in Europe. METHODS Patients included in the OUH trauma registry from 2001 to 2008 were(More)
BACKGROUND Road traffic injury is a major cause of death among youths. AIMS To estimate mortality differences in family socioeconomic position (SEP) and municipal disadvantage level. METHODS Data on all Norwegians born in 1967-76, gathered from national registries, were linked by a unique national identification number. The 611 654 participants were(More)
BACKGROUND Approximately 10% of the Norwegian population is injured every year, with injuries ranging from minor injuries treated by general practitioners to major and complex injuries requiring specialist in-hospital care. There is a lack of knowledge concerning the caseload of potentially severely injured patients in Norwegian hospitals. Aim of the study(More)
Parallel to the start of this year's London Trauma Conference , a session dedicated to trauma research was introduced and hosted by Professor Karim Brohi. Titled " London Trauma Research Forum " , the program was devised as a day showcasing trauma research across the London Trauma System. In his opening address Prof. Brohi emphasised that the development of(More)