The influence of prehospital time on trauma patients outcome: a systematic review.

@article{Harmsen2015TheIO,
  title={The influence of prehospital time on trauma patients outcome: a systematic review.},
  author={Annelieke Maria Karien Harmsen and Georgios Fredericus Giannakopoulos and Patrick R. Moerbeek and E. P. Jansma and H Jaap Bonjer and Frank W Bloemers},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2015},
  volume={46 4},
  pages={602-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Time is considered an essential determinant in the initial care of trauma patients. Salient tenet of trauma care is the 'golden hour', the immediate time after injury when resuscitation and stabilization are perceived to be most beneficial. Several prehospital strategies exist regarding time and transport of trauma patients. Literature shows little empirical knowledge on the exact influence of prehospital times on trauma patient outcome. The objective of this study was to… CONTINUE READING
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