Preventable trauma deaths: Dade County, Florida.

  title={Preventable trauma deaths: Dade County, Florida.},
  author={David J. Kreis and Gustavo Plasencia and D G Augenstein and Joseph H. Davis and Miguel M Echenique and J J Vopal and Patricia Marie Byers and Gerardo Antonio Aguilar Gomez},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={26 7},
We reviewed 1,201 trauma deaths that occurred in Dade County, Florida, in 1982 in order to evaluate the need for an organized trauma network. There were 715 deaths (59.5%) at the scene. Of the remaining 486 patients who were transported to hospitals for treatment there were 240 central nervous system (CNS) deaths and 246 non-CNS deaths. Fifty-two (21.1%) preventable non-CNS trauma deaths were identified out of the 246 non-CNS deaths. The lack of an appropriate surgical procedure or a delay to… CONTINUE READING
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