Are the ACSCOT filters associated with outcome? Examining morbidity and mortality in a European setting.

@article{Bartolomeo2008AreTA,
  title={Are the ACSCOT filters associated with outcome? Examining morbidity and mortality in a European setting.},
  author={Stefano Di Bartolomeo and Francesca Valent and Gianfranco Sanson and Giuseppe Nardi and Giorgio Gambale and Fabio Barbone},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2008},
  volume={39 9},
  pages={1001-6}
}
INTRODUCTION Quality indicators are widely needed for external assessment and comparison of trauma care. It is common to extend the use of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACSCOT) audit filters to this scope. This mandates that their actual link with outcome be demonstrated. Several studies attempted to do so, but with inconsistent risk-adjustment, conflicting results and never using long-term disability as outcome measure, despite its recognised importance. We tried to… CONTINUE READING
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