Outcome Assessment of Blunt Trauma Patients Who Are Undertriaged

  title={Outcome Assessment of Blunt Trauma Patients Who Are Undertriaged},
  author={Robert Allen Cherry and Eric H. Bradburn and Pamela A. Nichols and Theresa M. Snavely and Susan Janine Boehmer and David T Mauger},
Background. We investigated the outcomes of injured patients who were undertriaged and compared them with those meeting full trauma team activation (TTA) criteria. Methods. Blunt trauma patients (July 2002-January 2008) meeting full TTA criteria and had a partial TTA were in the undertriage group (UTG). Data was collected on demographics, injury severity, OR delays, resource utilization, and outcomes. Excluded: penetrating trauma, transfers, burns, age <18 years. Statistics: Chi square, P < .05… CONTINUE READING

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