Improved trauma patient outcomes after implementation of a dedicated trauma admitting service.

@article{Ursic2009ImprovedTP,
  title={Improved trauma patient outcomes after implementation of a dedicated trauma admitting service.},
  author={Caesar Ursic and Kate Curtis and Yi Zou and Deborah L. Black},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2009},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={99-103}
}
BACKGROUND Regionalised trauma systems have been shown to improve the outcome of seriously injured patients. However, it is not clear which components of these systems have the most impact on patient outcomes. The study evaluates the association between implementation of a single, dedicated trauma admitting service at an urban trauma centre and subsequent patient outcomes. METHODS This was a retrospective review of prospectively collected trauma registry data at the St George Public Hospital… CONTINUE READING
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