The evolution of trauma care at a level I trauma center.

  title={The evolution of trauma care at a level I trauma center.},
  author={Walter L. Biffl and David T. Harrington and Sarah D Majercik and Jayne Starring and William G. Cioffi},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  volume={200 6},
BACKGROUND My colleagues and I compared trauma patient demographics and outcomes between two time periods in the last 10 years in our Level I trauma center to evaluate the impact of the marked evolution in trauma care and determine additional opportunities for improvement. METHODS Our trauma registry was queried for adult trauma patients admitted from 1991 to 1993 (EARLY) and 1999 to 2001 (LATE). The EARLY period predated creation and maturation of a dedicated trauma service and Level I… CONTINUE READING