In-hospital downgrading of the trauma team: Validation of the Academic Medical Center downgrading criteria.

@article{Jin2006InhospitalDO,
  title={In-hospital downgrading of the trauma team: Validation of the Academic Medical Center downgrading criteria.},
  author={P. H. P. Fung Kon Jin and T B M van Olffen and Johann Carel Goslings and Jan S. K. Luitse and Kornelis J. Ponsen},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2006},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={33-40}
}
BACKGROUND To reduce overtriage of trauma patients while at the same time minimising undertriage, an in-hospital triage tool was developed with the purpose of reducing the initial full trauma team (downgrading) in a structured and evidence-based manner. This study evaluated the effect on overtriage rates by the AMC downgrading protocol (AMCDP) consisting of 24 criteria scored during the primary survey. PATIENTS AND METHODS We prospectively investigated if any of the patients treated by the… CONTINUE READING