Trauma system regionalization improves mortality in patients requiring trauma laparotomy.

INTRODUCTION This study evaluates the impact of a regional trauma network (RTN) on patient survival, intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay, and hospital length of stay in patients who required trauma laparotomy. METHODS Patients who required trauma laparotomy from January 2008 to December 2013 were analyzed. Patients admitted during 2008-2009 and 2011… CONTINUE READING