A prospective epidemiological study was undertaken to determine the workload and patient characteristics for a putative trauma centre in a large defined area.
One thousand and eighty-eight patients were included : 430 brought in dead, 309 hospital deaths and 349 survivors.
Types of injury were : blunt 76 per cent, penetrating 3.6 per cent, burns 5.8 per cent, other 14 per cent.
The incidence of blunt injury was 19/100 000 for patients arriving alive at hospital and accounted for 0.08 per cent of new A & E attendances.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Homme, Epidémiologie, Royaume Uni, Mortalité, Accident, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Human, Epidemiology, United Kingdom, Mortality, Accident, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0052262
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 09/06/1995.