The triage of all injured children to regional pediatric trauma centers may be impractical and unnecessarily exclude adult level I trauma centers from the care of the acutely injured child.
The purpose of this study was to critically evaluate the outcome of iniured children treated in an adult level I trauma center by adult trauma surgeons.
The records of 410 consecutively treated children (age<=15 years) and 188 young adults (age 16 to 18 years) admitted to the trauma service during a 2-year period (ending December 1991) were studied.
The probability of survival was calculated using TRISS methodology.
Results were analyzed using the Z statistic, permitting objective comparison with national norms (Major Trauma Outcome Study).
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Traitement, Stratégie, Organisation santé, Hôpital général, Evaluation performance, Enfant, Soin, Qualité, Pronostic, Etats Unis, Choix, Homme, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Treatment, Strategy, Public health organization, General hospital, Performance evaluation, Child, Care, Quality, Prognosis, United States, Choice, Human, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0242929
Code Inist : 002B30A04D. Création : 199406.