Southern California Chapter of the Amercian college surgeons. Annual meetings. Santa Barbara CA (USA), 1993/01/22.
Treatment costs for victims of gang violence have fueled the withdrawal of hospitals from trauma networks.
Not included in such tallies are the medical resources that these seriously ill and medically indigent patients divert from other areas.
We examined the surgical care requirements, costs incurred, and outcomes at a Level I trauma center.
Local law enforcement records were matched with hospital admissions over a 1-year period to identify casualties of gang violence.
Of 191 gunshot wound admissions, 107 (56%) were gang related.
The majority were males (92%); ages ranged from 14 to 50 and trauma scores from 1-16.
Eighty-six were admitted during periods of minimum staffing (7:00 PM to 7:00 AM), preempting the use of limited resources for other medical/ surgical emergencies.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Epidémiologie, Homme, Arme à feu, Analyse coût, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Epidemiology, Human, Fire arm, Cost analysis, United States, North America, America
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