Comparison of type and severity of major injuries among undertriaged and correctly triaged older patients.


BACKGROUND Despite the use of prehospital triage algorithms and other trauma scoring methods, a substantial proportion of older patients with life-threatening injuries are undertriaged, increasing the risk of preventable death and disability. STUDY OBJECTIVE The primary objective of this study was to describe the injury types, injury severity, and short… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2011.09.036