Females have fewer complications and lower mortality following trauma than similarly injured males: a risk adjusted analysis of adults in the National Trauma Data Bank.

@article{Haider2009FemalesHF,
  title={Females have fewer complications and lower mortality following trauma than similarly injured males: a risk adjusted analysis of adults in the National Trauma Data Bank.},
  author={Adil Haider and Joseph G. Crompton and Tolulope A. Oyetunji and Kent Stevens and David T. Efron and Alicia N Kieninger and David Chao-Kai Chang and E. C. Eblison ’ D. G. Cornwell and Elliott R. Haut},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={146 2},
  pages={308-15}
}
BACKGROUND Studies of sexual dimorphism in trauma outcomes suggest that women have a survival advantage compared to equivalently injured men. It is unknown if this gender disparity is mediated by potentially life-threatening complications. OBJECTIVE To determine (1) if there is a sex-based differences in the odds of developing inpatient complications after trauma, and (2) if are these complications associated with death among trauma patients. METHODS Review of adult trauma patients admitted… CONTINUE READING

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