Preventable trauma deaths: evaluation by peer review and a guide for quality improvement. Emergency Medical Study Group for Quality.

@article{Takayanagi1998PreventableTD,
  title={Preventable trauma deaths: evaluation by peer review and a guide for quality improvement. Emergency Medical Study Group for Quality.},
  author={Kazue Takayanagi and Kazuhide Koseki and Takashi Aruga},
  journal={Clinical performance and quality health care},
  year={1998},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={
          163-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND The trauma-injury severity-score (TRISS) methodology was developed in the United States to calculate the probability of survival for trauma patients presenting for emergency care. OBJECTIVE We assessed the utility of using the TRISS methodology to identify preventable trauma deaths and compared the results to peer review using explicit standards. METHODS Explicit peer review standards were developed by a focus group. The validity of these standards was evaluated by comparing the… CONTINUE READING

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