Triage patterns for medicare patients presenting to nontrauma hospitals with moderate or severe injuries.

@article{Mohan2015TriagePF,
  title={Triage patterns for medicare patients presenting to nontrauma hospitals with moderate or severe injuries.},
  author={Deepika Mohan and Amber E Barnato and Matthew Randall Rosengart and Derek C. Angus and David J Wallace and Jeremy M. Kahn},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={261 2},
  pages={383-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To understand hospital-level variation in triage practices for patients with moderate-to-severe injuries presenting initially to nontrauma centers. BACKGROUND Many patients with moderate-to-severe traumatic injuries receive care at nontrauma hospitals, despite evidence of a survival benefit from treatment at trauma centers. METHODS We used claims from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to identify patients with moderate-to-severe injuries who presented initially to… CONTINUE READING
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