Level I versus Level II trauma centers: an outcomes-based assessment.

  title={Level I versus Level II trauma centers: an outcomes-based assessment.},
  author={Michael T. Cudnik and Craig D. Newgard and Michael R Sayre and Steven M. Steinberg},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={66 5},
OBJECTIVE Trauma centers improve outcomes compared with nontrauma centers, although the relative benefit of different levels of major trauma centers (Level I vs. Level II hospitals) remains unclear. We sought to determine whether there was a difference in the patient outcome in trauma victims taken to Level I versus Level II trauma centers. METHODS A multicenter, retrospective cohort analysis of all patients with trauma (>15 years), meeting State of Ohio trauma criteria, transported directly… CONTINUE READING

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