Evaluating trauma center quality: does the choice of the severity-adjustment model make a difference?

@article{Glance2005EvaluatingTC,
  title={Evaluating trauma center quality: does the choice of the severity-adjustment model make a difference?},
  author={Laurent G. Glance and Turner M. Osler and Andrew W. Dick},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2005},
  volume={58 6},
  pages={1265-71}
}
CONTEXT The Major Trauma Outcome Study (MTOS) database was created by the American College of Surgeons over 20 years ago to establish national norms for trauma care. The primary trauma outcome prediction models used for evaluating the quality of trauma care, TRISS and ASCOT (A Severity Characterization of Trauma), were developed using the MTOS database. OBJECTIVE First, to determine whether TRISS and ASCOT agree on hospital quality. Second, to determine whether TRISS and ASCOT accurately… CONTINUE READING

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