TITLE

Interhospital versus direct scene transfer of major trauma

AUTHOR(S)
Young, Jeffrey S.; Bassam, Deeni; Cephas, Gerald A.; Brady, William J.; Butler, Kathy; Pomphrey, Michelle
PUB. DATE
January 1998
SOURCE
American Surgeon;Jan1998, Vol. 64 Issue 1, p88
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents a study which aims to demonstrate that patients with major trauma taken directly to the trauma center had shorter hospital and intensive care unit stays and lower mortality. Methods utilized on the study; Data from all patients who arrived at the trauma center; Comparison of hospital and ICU lengths of stay for all patients.
ACCESSION #
230574

 

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