Mortality among seriously injured patients treated in remote rural trauma centers before and after implementation of a statewide trauma system.

@article{Mann2001MortalityAS,
  title={Mortality among seriously injured patients treated in remote rural trauma centers before and after implementation of a statewide trauma system.},
  author={N Clay Mann and Richard J. Mullins and Jerris Robert Hedges and D W Rowland and Melanie Arthur and Andrew D. Zechnich},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={2001},
  volume={39 7},
  pages={643-53}
}
BACKGROUND Injury mortality in rural regions remains high with little evidence that trauma system implementation has benefited rural populations. OBJECTIVE To evaluate risk-adjusted mortality in remote regions of Oregon before and after implementation of a statewide trauma system. RESEARCH DESIGN A retrospective cohort study assessing injury mortality through 30 days after hospital discharge. SETTING Nine rural Oregon hospitals serving counties with populations <18 persons per square mile… CONTINUE READING

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