Trauma deaths in the South West Thames Region

  title={Trauma deaths in the South West Thames Region},
  author={K E Daly and Phelan R Thomas},
  volume={23 6},
This is an epidemiological study based on Coroners' records analysing mode of injury and place and cause of death. The aim of the study is to provide data on the incidence and patterns of death from trauma and to assess the need for changes in trauma management. All traumatic deaths occurring in the South West Thames Region during 1988 were studied. We analysed 434 of these deaths (mean age 52 years) in some detail. Of the deaths, 59 per cent occurred before arrival at hospital. Road traffic… CONTINUE READING


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