Regionalization of trauma services in western Sydney: predicted effect on ambulance and hospital utilization rates.

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A previous study has demonstrated the effectiveness of ambulance staff in identifying the majority of trauma victims who warrant admission to a Level 3 Hospital. This paper applied the results of that study in order to estimate the likely effect of a system of bypass whereby these identified patients are transported to a Level 3 hospital rather than the… (More)

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@article{Lyle1991RegionalizationOT, title={Regionalization of trauma services in western Sydney: predicted effect on ambulance and hospital utilization rates.}, author={David M. Lyle and Patricia C Thomson and Stephen A. Deane and Lyn Coulon}, journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery}, year={1991}, volume={61 8}, pages={589-96} }