Low-impact falls: demands on a system of trauma management, prediction of outcome, and influence of comorbidities.

@article{Kennedy2001LowimpactFD,
  title={Low-impact falls: demands on a system of trauma management, prediction of outcome, and influence of comorbidities.},
  author={Robert L. Kennedy and Peter J. T. Grant and Donal Blackwell},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2001},
  volume={51 4},
  pages={
          717-24
        }
}
BACKGROUND Falls from a low height are an extremely common source of injury, the severity of which is often underestimated. As a result, low fall patients are usually not transferred to Level I trauma centers. There are surprisingly few systematic data relating to the demands made on systems of trauma care by patients with low falls. This study addresses this issue using information from a comprehensive national trauma database. The performance of TRISS methodology, and the factors associated… CONTINUE READING
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