Precision of field triage in patients brought to a trauma centre after introducing trauma team activation guidelines

@article{Rehn2009PrecisionOF,
  title={Precision of field triage in patients brought to a trauma centre after introducing trauma team activation guidelines},
  author={Marius Rehn and Torsten Eken and Andreas Jorstad Kr{\"u}ger and Petter Andreas Steen and N O Skaga and Hans Morten Lossius},
  journal={Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={17},
  pages={1 - 1}
}
BACKGROUND Field triage is important for regional trauma systems providing high sensitivity to avoid that severely injured are deprived access to trauma team resuscitation (undertriage), yet high specificity to avoid resource over-utilization (overtriage). Previous informal trauma team activation (TTA) at Ulleval University Hospital (UUH) caused imprecise triage. We have analyzed triage precision after introduction of TTA guidelines. METHODS Retrospective analysis of 7 years (2001-07) of… CONTINUE READING

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