A comparison of severely injured trauma patients admitted to level 1 trauma centres in Queensland and Germany.

@article{Nijboer2010ACO,
  title={A comparison of severely injured trauma patients admitted to level 1 trauma centres in Queensland and Germany.},
  author={Johanna M. M. Nijboer and Martin Eduard Wullschleger and Susan E Nielsen and Anitia M McNamee and Rolf Lefering and Hendrik-Jan ten Duis and M. A. Schuetz},
  journal={ANZ journal of surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={80 3},
  pages={145-50}
}
BACKGROUND The allocation of a trauma network in Queensland is still in the developmental phase. In a search for indicators to improve trauma care both locally as state-wide, a study was carried out comparing trauma patients in Queensland to trauma patients in Germany, a country with 82.4 million inhabitants and a well-established trauma system. METHODS Trauma patients > or =15 years of age, with an Injury Severity Score (ISS) > or = 16 admitted to the Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) and to… CONTINUE READING

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