Outcomes and costs of blunt trauma in England and Wales

  title={Outcomes and costs of blunt trauma in England and Wales},
  author={Michael Cronquist Christensen and Saxon Ridley and Fiona Elizabeth Lecky and Vicki Munro and Stephen P Morris},
  journal={Critical Care},
  pages={R23 - R23}
BACKGROUND Trauma represents an important public health concern in the United Kingdom, yet the acute costs of blunt trauma injury have not been documented and analysed in detail. Knowledge of the overall costs of trauma care, and the drivers of these costs, is a prerequisite for a cost-conscious approach to improvement in standards of trauma care, including evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of new healthcare technologies. METHODS Using the Trauma Audit Research Network database, we… CONTINUE READING