Is delayed laparotomy for blunt abdominal trauma a valid quality improvement measure in the era of nonoperative management of abdominal injuries?

@article{Sorensen2002IsDL,
  title={Is delayed laparotomy for blunt abdominal trauma a valid quality improvement measure in the era of nonoperative management of abdominal injuries?},
  author={Victor J. Sorensen and Judy Nanette Mikhail and Riyad C Karmy-Jones},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2002},
  volume={52 3},
  pages={426-33}
}
BACKGROUND Review of hemodynamically stable patients who undergo laparotomy for trauma greater than 4 hours after admission is an American College of Surgeons quality improvement filter. We reviewed our recent experience with patients who underwent laparotomy for trauma greater than 4 hours after admission to evaluate the reasons for delay, and to determine whether they were because of failure of nonoperative management or other causes. METHODS The registry at our Level I trauma center was… CONTINUE READING
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