Redefining the golden hour for severe head injury in an urban setting: the effect of prehospital arrival times on patient outcomes.

@article{Dinh2013RedefiningTG,
  title={Redefining the golden hour for severe head injury in an urban setting: the effect of prehospital arrival times on patient outcomes.},
  author={Marc Dinh and Kendall J. Bein and Susan Roncal and Christopher D Byrne and Jeffrey Petchell and Jeffrey Brennan},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2013},
  volume={44 5},
  pages={606-10}
}
BACKGROUND In patients with severe head injuries, transportation to a trauma centre within the "golden hour" are important markers of trauma system effectiveness but evidence regarding impacts on patient outcomes is limited. OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of patient arrival within the golden hour on patient outcomes. METHODS A retrospective cohort of adult patients with severe head injuries (head AIS ≥ 3) arriving within 24h of injury was identified using the trauma registry from 2000 to… CONTINUE READING
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