Effect of a voluntary trauma system on preventable death and inappropriate care in a rural state.

@article{Esposito2003EffectOA,
  title={Effect of a voluntary trauma system on preventable death and inappropriate care in a rural state.},
  author={Thomas J. Esposito and Teri L. Sanddal and Stuart A Reynolds and Nels D. Sanddal},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2003},
  volume={54 4},
  pages={663-9; discussion 669-70}
}
BACKGROUND This study compares the preventable death rate and the nature and degree of inappropriate care in a rural state before and after implementation of a voluntary trauma system. METHODS Deaths attributed to mechanical trauma occurring in the state of Montana between January 1, 1998, and December 31, 1998, were retrospectively reviewed by a multidisciplinary panel of physicians and nonphysicians representing the hospital and prehospital phases of care. Deaths were judged frankly… CONTINUE READING

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