Journal article

Return to Work and Functional Outcomes After Major Trauma: Who Recovers, When, and How Well?

Belinda J Gabbe, Pamela M Simpson, James E Harrison, Ronan A Lyons, Shanthi Ameratunga, Jennie Ponsford, Mark Fitzgerald, Rodney Judson, Alex Collie, Peter A Cameron

Annals of Surgery | Published : 2016

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe the long-term outcomes of major trauma patients and factors associated with the rate of recovery. BACKGROUND: As injury-related mortality decreases, there is increased focus on improving the quality of survival and reducing nonfatal injury burden. METHODS: Adult major trauma survivors to discharge, injured between July 2007 and June 2012 in Victoria, Australia, were followed up at 6, 12, and 24 months after injury to measure function (Glasgow Outcome Scale-Extended) and return to work/study. Random-effects regression models were fitted to identify predictors of outcome and differences in the rate of change in each outcome between patient subgroups. RESULTS: Among the 8..

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