Trauma deaths in the first hour: are they all unsalvageable injuries?

  title={Trauma deaths in the first hour: are they all unsalvageable injuries?},
  author={Jana B. A. Macleod and Stephen M. Cohn and E. William Johnson and Mark G. McKenney},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={193 2},
BACKGROUND With the advent of trauma systems, time to definitive care has been decreased. We hypothesized that a subset of patients who are in extremis from the time of prehospital transport to arrival at the trauma center, and who ultimately die early after arrival, may in fact have a potentially salvageable single-organ injury. METHODS We reviewed all deaths that occurred in the first hour after hospital admission. Trauma registry, medical records, and autopsy reports for 556 patients were… CONTINUE READING


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