Trauma attending physician continuity: does it make a difference?

@article{Jacobs2010TraumaAP,
  title={Trauma attending physician continuity: does it make a difference?},
  author={David G Jacobs and Jennifer L Sarafin and Karen E Head and A Britt Christmas and Toan T. Huynh and William S. Miles and Ronald E Sing},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={2010},
  volume={76 1},
  pages={48-54}
}
Continuity of care is important in achieving optimal outcomes in trauma patients, but the optimal length of the trauma attending (TA) rotation is unknown. We hypothesize that longer TA rotations provide greater continuity, and therefore improve outcomes. We did a retrospective comparison of trauma patient outcomes from two consecutive 6-month periods during which we transitioned from a 1-month TA rotation to a 1-week TA rotation. The Wilcoxon rank sum test, and the chi2 were used for… CONTINUE READING