Epidemiology, mortality and morbidity in multiple trauma patients.

  title={Epidemiology, mortality and morbidity in multiple trauma patients.},
  author={Ramon B Gustilo and V Corpuz and Robert E Sherman},
  volume={8 12},
Three hundred, twenty-nine multiple trauma patients with skeletal injuries admitted to Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis were analyzed for mortality and morbidity based on injury severity score (ISS) and timing of fracture stabilization. Fifty-three deaths (16%) occurred with 38% dying during the first six hours. Survival prospects with injury severity score over 40 were bleak. Age, sex, mechanism of injury, and time of occurrence of injury was also tabulated. Two hundred, twenty-nine… CONTINUE READING