American College of Surgeons audit filters: associations with patient outcome and resource utilization.

@article{Copes1995AmericanCO,
  title={American College of Surgeons audit filters: associations with patient outcome and resource utilization.},
  author={Wayne S. Copes and C. Forrester Staz and C W Konvolinka and William John Sacco},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={1995},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={432-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine if trauma patients qualifying by a 1990 American College of Surgeons (ACS) audit filter have the same outcomes and resource utilizations as similar (matching) patients not qualifying by the filter. DESIGN Retrospective, case control study. MATERIALS AND METHODS Data for 21,175 patients submitted during 1992 to the Pennsylvania Trauma Outcome Study (PTOS) were analyzed. Patients qualifying by each 1990 ACS audit filter were identified, except filters 13 and 22 that… CONTINUE READING