Trauma system overtriage: are we on track?

@article{Fullerton2014TraumaSO,
  title={Trauma system overtriage: are we on track?},
  author={Zoe Fullerton and Graham W. Donald and Henry Gill Cryer and Catherine E. Lewis and Ali Cheaito and Marilyn C. Cohen and Areti K Tillou},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={2014},
  volume={80 10},
  pages={
          960-5
        }
}
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) recommends trauma overtriage rate (OT) below 50 per cent to maximize efficiency while ensuring optimal care. This retrospective study was undertaken to evaluate OT rates in our Level I trauma center using the most recent criteria and guidelines. OT rates during a 12-month period were measured using six definitions based on combinations of Injury Severity Score (ISS), length of hospital stay (LOS, in days), procedures, and disposition after the emergency… CONTINUE READING
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