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  1. Trauma outcomes in the rural developing world : comparison with an urban level I trauma center.

    Article, Congrès - En anglais

    Western Trauma Association. Annual meeting. Snowbird UT (USA), 1993/02/27.

    Trauma is well known as a major cause of death and disability in the developed world, but has been inadequately studied in developing nations.

    We reviewed 539 trauma patients admitted from 1987 through 1991 to a rural African hospital, the Holy Family Hospital (HFH) in Berekum, Ghana, and compared these results with 14,270 patients admitted during the same period to a level 1 trauma center, the Harborview Medical Center (HMC) in Seattle, Washington.

    At HFH, 59% of patients were seen >24 hours after injury, compared with 4% of HMC patients (p<0.001).

    Only 25% of HFH patients received prehospital care, compared with 82% of HMC patients (p<0.001).

    Mean ISS was higher at HMC (10.0+-6.3) than at HFH (6.7+-6.5) (p<0.001), but trauma mortality rates were identical (6%) at both institutions.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Pronostic, Homme, Etude comparative, Zone rurale, Pays en développement, Zone urbaine

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Prognosis, Human, Comparative study, Rural area, Developing countries, Urban area

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

    Cote : 94-0050895

    Code Inist : 002B16N. Création : 199406.