Journal article

The major trauma management study: An analysis of the efficacy of current trauma care

P Danne, G Brazenor, R Cade, P Crossley, M Fitzgerald, P Gregory, D Kowal, L Lovell, P Morley, M Smith, R Taylor, S Walker

ANZ Journal of Surgery | BLACKWELL SCIENCE | Published : 1998


BACKGROUND: An audit of the management and outcome of major trauma patients was carried out to determine ways in which the system of care may be improved. METHODS: The Major Trauma Management Study (MTMS) collected data prospectively on all consecutively admitted major trauma patients at eight major hospitals during a 12-month period. Outcome was studied using trauma and injury severity score (TRISS) and a severity characterization of trauma (ASCOT) analyses, as well as a preventable outcome analysis, which looked at survivors with complications or with a Glasgow Coma Score < 15 on discharge from hospital, as well as studying deaths. RESULTS: The group of 859 patients was more severely injur..

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