Who needs an orthopedic trauma surgeon? An analysis of US national injury patterns.

@article{Clement2013WhoNA,
  title={Who needs an orthopedic trauma surgeon? An analysis of US national injury patterns.},
  author={R Carter Clement and Brendan G. Carr and Michael J. Kallan and Vicente H. Gracias and Samir Mehta},
  journal={The journal of trauma and acute care surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={75 4},
  pages={
          687-92
        }
}
BACKGROUND Many hospitals in the United States are seeking to obtain and maintain trauma credentialing. Assessment of trauma center success has traditionally focused on mortality without directed measure of surgical subspecialization. However, survival alone may not be a sufficient marker of success with modern health care. The purpose of this study was to determine the number of trauma patients nationally who would benefit from subspecialized care by an orthopedic traumatologist. METHODS A… CONTINUE READING
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