Trauma outcomes in the rural developing world: comparison with an urban level I trauma center.

@article{Mock1993TraumaOI,
  title={Trauma outcomes in the rural developing world: comparison with an urban level I trauma center.},
  author={Charles N. Mock and K E Adzotor and E. R. Conklin and Donna M. Denno and Gregory J Jurkovich},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={1993},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={
          518-23
        }
}
Trauma is well known as a major cause of death and disability in the developed world, but has been inadequately studied in developing nations. We reviewed 539 trauma patients admitted from 1987 through 1991 to a rural African hospital, the Holy Family Hospital (HFH) in Berekum, Ghana, and compared these results with 14,270 patients admitted during the same period to a level I trauma center, the Harborview Medical Center (HMC) in Seattle, Washington. At HFH, 59% of patients were seen > 24 hours… CONTINUE READING

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