An evaluation of provider-related and disease-related morbidity in a level I university trauma service: directions for quality improvement.

@article{Hoyt1992AnEO,
  title={An evaluation of provider-related and disease-related morbidity in a level I university trauma service: directions for quality improvement.},
  author={David Butler Hoyt and Peggy Hollingsworth-Fridlund and Dale A Fortlage and James Wayne Davis and Robert C. Mackersie},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={1992},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={
          586-601
        }
}
As the number of preventable trauma-related deaths plateaus as a result of trauma system development, new directions for quality improvement in trauma care must come from analyzing morbidity with standardized methods to establish thresholds for provider-related and disease-specific complications. To establish such thresholds and determine priorities for improvements in quality all trauma patients who died, who were admitted to the ICU or OR, who were hospitalized for more than 3 days, or who… CONTINUE READING
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