A comparison between a Canadian regional trauma unit and a American level I trauma center.
Trauma Association of Canada. Association canadienne de traumatologie. Annual meeting. Ottawa (CAN), 1992/09.
Although there has been recent comparison of the Canadian and American health care systems, the issue of trauma has received little attention.
Data were collected on all adult motor vehicle crash (MVC) victims admitted to the Sunnybrook Trauma Unit (CAN), Toronto, Canada, and the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center (USA), Baltimore, Maryland from July 1986 through July 1990.
Similar MVC victims at CAN and USA had equivalent mortality rates with similar discharge dispositions (p=NS), but patients at USA were twice as likely to be admitted to the ICU and had longer ICU stays (p<0.01).
The hospital-based cost for an average MVC patient at CAN was significantly less than for an average patient at USA and professional charges were at least five times greater at USA.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pronostic, Traitement, Homme, Etude comparative, Hôpital, Canada, Etats Unis, Traumatisme, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Prognosis, Treatment, Human, Comparative study, Hospital, Canada, United States, Trauma, North America, America
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