The need for centralized management of acute trauma was evaluated in a 1-year prospective study in Northern Ireland.
All patients with an Injury Severity Score>15 who reached hospital alive were included.
The sample population was approximately 1 million people.
A total of 239 patients entered the study, of whom 74 died.
An audit panel considered that 3-15 per cent of deaths were preventable.
There was no significant difference in the preventable mortality rate between any hospital or groups of hospitals.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Mortalité, Traitement, Homme, Etude statistique, Réanimation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Mortality, Treatment, Human, Statistical study, Resuscitation
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Cote : 93-0649981
Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 199406.