Outcomes of trauma patients after transfer to a level I trauma center.

@article{Rivara2008OutcomesOT,
  title={Outcomes of trauma patients after transfer to a level I trauma center.},
  author={Frederick P. Rivara and Thomas D. Koepsell and Jin Wang and Avery B Nathens and Gregory A Jurkovich and Ellen J. Mackenzie},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2008},
  volume={64 6},
  pages={1594-9}
}
BACKGROUND : Trauma center physicians need to know the patient's prognosis to make appropriate clinical decisions when they take over the care of a transferred patient. We sought to compare the survival of injured patients after transfer to a trauma center with survival from a comparable time after injury among patients who had been admitted to the trauma center directly from the scene of injury. METHODS : Study included 2,867 patients 18 years to 84 years of age with at least one Abbreviated… CONTINUE READING

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