Secondary overtriage: the burden of unnecessary interfacility transfers in a rural trauma system.

@article{Sorensen2013SecondaryOT,
  title={Secondary overtriage: the burden of unnecessary interfacility transfers in a rural trauma system.},
  author={Meredith J. Sorensen and Friedrich Maximilian von Recklinghausen and Gwendolyn Fulton and Kenneth W. Burchard},
  journal={JAMA surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={148 8},
  pages={
          763-8
        }
}
IMPORTANCE Unnecessary interfacility transfer of minimally injured patients to a level I trauma center (secondary overtriage) can cause inefficient use of resources and personnel within a regional trauma system. OBJECTIVE To describe the burden of secondary overtriage in a rural trauma system with a single level I trauma center. DESIGN Retrospective analysis of institutional trauma registry data. SETTING Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, a rural level I trauma center. PATIENTS A total… CONTINUE READING

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