Old age as a criterion for trauma team activation.

  title={Old age as a criterion for trauma team activation.},
  author={Demetrios Demetriades and Jack A Sava and Kathy Alo and Eric Newton and George C. Velmahos and James A. Murray and Howard Belzberg and Juan Antonio Asensio and Thomas V. Berne},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={51 4},
  pages={754-6; discussion 756-7}
BACKGROUND Elderly trauma patients have been shown to have a worse prognosis than young patients. Age alone is not a criterion for trauma team activation (TTA). In the present study, we evaluated the role of age > or = 70 years as a criterion for TTA. METHODS The present study was a trauma registry study that included injured patients 70 years of age or older. Patients who died in hospital, were admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) within 24 hours, or had a non-orthopedic operation were… CONTINUE READING

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