Orthopaedic triage during natural disasters and mass casualties: do scoring systems matter?

Abstract

Mass casualty events, either natural disasters or man-made, are associated with extremities injuries. The treating surgeon often faces a challenging decision: can the affected extremity be saved or amputated? The following article will present the author’s view on the subject of triage and the use of scoring systems in the decision-making process whether to… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00264-013-1997-z

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