Fatal trauma: the modal distribution of time to death is a function of patient demographics and regional resources.

@article{Meislin1997FatalTT,
  title={Fatal trauma: the modal distribution of time to death is a function of patient demographics and regional resources.},
  author={Harvey W Meislin and Elizabeth A. Criss and Dan Judkins and Reed A Berger and Carol Conroy and Bethany Parks and Daniel W. Spaite and Terence D. Valenzuela},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={1997},
  volume={43 3},
  pages={433-40}
}
BACKGROUND Unlike previous studies in an urban environment, this study examines traumatic death in a geographically diverse county in the southwestern United States. METHODS All deaths from blunt and penetrating trauma between November 15, 1991, and November 14, 1993, were included. As many as 150 variables were collected on each patient, including time of injury and time of death. Initial identification of cases was through manual review of death records. Information was supplemented by… CONTINUE READING