The effect of dead-on-arrival and emergency department death classification on risk-adjusted performance in the American College of Surgeons Trauma Quality Improvement Program.

@article{Calland2012TheEO,
  title={The effect of dead-on-arrival and emergency department death classification on risk-adjusted performance in the American College of Surgeons Trauma Quality Improvement Program.},
  author={James Forrest Calland and Avery B Nathens and Jeffrey S. Young and Melanie L Neal and Sandra M Goble and Jonathan S. Abelson and John J. Fildes and Mark Richard Hemmila},
  journal={The journal of trauma and acute care surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={73 5},
  pages={
          1086-91; discussion 1091-2
        }
}
BACKGROUND The American College of Surgeons' Trauma Quality Improvement Program is focused on identifying variations in outcomes across trauma centers for the purposes of performance improvement. In previous analyses, patients who died in the emergency department were excluded. We investigated the effect of inclusion and exclusion of emergency department (ED) deaths (dead on arrival [DOA] and died in ED [DIE]) on analyses of overall risk-adjusted trauma center performance. METHODS Data for… CONTINUE READING
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