Should pregnancy be a sole criterion for trauma code activation: a review of the trauma registry.


BACKGROUND Trauma complicates 5% to 7% of all pregnancies and the majority are noncatastrophic events. METHODS All pregnant patients in the trauma registry from April 2004 to December 2008 were reviewed retrospectively for trauma code activation criteria: pregnancy as sole criterion versus anatomic/physiologic criteria. The incidence of emergent cesarean… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2009.09.008