Do trauma systems work? A comparison of major trauma outcomes between Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and Massachusetts General Hospital.

@article{Morrissey2015DoTS,
  title={Do trauma systems work? A comparison of major trauma outcomes between Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and Massachusetts General Hospital.},
  author={Brian E Morrissey and Ruth A Delaney and Alan Johnstone Johnstone and Laurie Petrovick and Raymond Malcolm Smith},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2015},
  volume={46 1},
  pages={150-5}
}
Trauma is an important matter of public health and a major cause of mortality. Since the late 1980s trauma care provision in the United Kingdom is lacking when compared to the USA. This has been attributed to a lack of organisation of trauma care leading to the formation of trauma networks and Major Trauma Centres in England and Wales. The need for similar centres in Scotland is argued currently. We assessed the activity of two quite different trauma systems by obtaining access to comparative… CONTINUE READING

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