How often are interfacility transfers of spine injury patients truly necessary?

@article{Bible2014HowOA,
  title={How often are interfacility transfers of spine injury patients truly necessary?},
  author={Jesse Emory Bible and Rishin J. Kadakia and Harrison Ford Kay and Chi Zhang and Geoffrey E Casimir and Clinton James Devin},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={14 12},
  pages={2877-84}
}
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Traumatic spine injuries are often transferred to regional tertiary trauma centers from outside hospitals (OSHs) and subsequently discharged from the trauma center's emergency department (ED) suggesting secondary overtriage of such injuries. PURPOSE The aim of the study was to investigate the definitive treatment and disposition of traumatic spine injuries transferred from OSH, particularly those without other trauma injuries or neurologic symptoms. STUDY DESIGN This was… CONTINUE READING
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