Helicopter Evacuation of Trauma Victims in Los Angeles: Does it Improve Survival?

@article{Talving2009HelicopterEO,
  title={Helicopter Evacuation of Trauma Victims in Los Angeles: Does it Improve Survival?},
  author={Peep Talving and Pedro Gr Teixeira and G Barmparas and Joseph Dubose and Kenji Inaba and Lydia Y. C. Lam and Demetrios Demetriades},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={33},
  pages={2469-2476}
}
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the method of transport after injury and survival among trauma patients admitted to a Level 1 trauma facility in Los Angeles, California. The trauma registry of LAC+USC Medical Center was reviewed to identify all injured patients evacuated by emergency medical service (EMS) from the injury scene from 1998 to 2007. The study population was divided into those who were airlifted (HEMS) and those who were transported by ground… CONTINUE READING

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