Characteristics and outcomes of injured patients presenting by private vehicle in a state trauma system.

@article{Johnson2013CharacteristicsAO,
  title={Characteristics and outcomes of injured patients presenting by private vehicle in a state trauma system.},
  author={Nicholas James Johnson and Brendan G. Carr and Rama A Salhi and Daniel N. Holena and Catherine Wolff and Roger A. Band},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={275-81}
}
BACKGROUND Previous studies have demonstrated lower mortality among patients transported to single urban trauma centers by private vehicle (PV) compared with Emergency Medical Services (EMS). We sought to describe the characteristics and outcomes of injured patients transported by PV in a state trauma system compared to patients transported by EMS. METHODS We performed a retrospective cohort study of state trauma registry data for patients admitted to all Pennsylvania trauma centers over 5… CONTINUE READING
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