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  1. On-scene medical decision making and overtriage.

    Article - En anglais

    This study examined whether a hospital-based helicopter trauma service led to « overtriage » of patients back to the multispecialty base hospital. all accident-site triage decisions made during 1991 were studied.

    Seven of the 574 decisions (1.2 per cent) led to inappropriate movement of the patient to a specialist centre.

    Twenty-six decisions (4.5 per cent) were based of mechanism of injury alone and the possibility of overtriage by this method is discussed.

    A trained doctor can select the correct destination for a patient with trauma without inappropriately using the base hospital in preference to local centres.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Organisation santé, Traumatisme, Homme, Urgence, Hospitalisation, Triage

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Public health organization, Trauma, Human, Emergency, Hospitalization, Sorting

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0017203

    Code Inist : 002B27B14C. Création : 199406.