Effects of a nonsurgical hospitalist service on trauma patient outcomes.

@article{Salottolo2009EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of a nonsurgical hospitalist service on trauma patient outcomes.},
  author={Kristin M. Salottolo and Denetta Sue Slone and Patricia Ann Howell and April Settell and Raphael Bar-Or and Michael L. Craun and David Bar-Or},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={145 4},
  pages={
          355-61
        }
}
BACKGROUND The American College of Surgeons criteria for Level I trauma centers calls for >90% of trauma patients to be admitted directly by a trauma surgeon or surgical subspecialist; however, the efficiency of the trauma system may be increased if patients presenting with comorbid conditions and minor injuries are treated by a hospitalist team (nonsurgical Trauma MEDical [TMED] service). We hypothesized outcomes would be equivalent for patients treated under TMED versus a surgical service… CONTINUE READING
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