Journal article

Potentially preventable trauma deaths: A retrospective review

Ben Beck, Karen Smith, Eric Mercier, Stephen Bernard, Colin Jones, Ben Meadley, Toby St Clair, Paul A Jennings, Ziad Nehme, Michael Burke, Richard Bassed, Mark Fitzgerald, Rodney Judson, Warwick Teague, Biswadev Mitra, Joseph Mathew, Andrew Buck, Dinesh Varma, Belinda Gabbe, Janet Bray Show all

INJURY-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THE CARE OF THE INJURED | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Reviewing prehospital trauma deaths provides an opportunity to identify system improvements that may reduce trauma mortality. The objective of this study was to identify the number and rate of potentially preventable trauma deaths through expert panel reviews of prehospital and early in-hospital trauma deaths. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of prehospital and early in-hospital (<24 h) trauma deaths following a traumatic out-of-hospital cardiac arrest that were attended by Ambulance Victoria (AV) in the state of Victoria, Australia, between 2008 and 2014. Expert panels were used to review cases that had resuscitation attempted by paramedics and underwent a full autop..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award Fellowship


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Practitioner Fellowship


Awarded by Australian Research Council Future Fellowship


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This project was funded by the RACV Safety Research Fund, the Victorian State Government Department of Health and Human Services, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Foundation of Surgery and the Australian Resuscitation Council (Victorian Branch).The Victorian State Trauma Registry (VSTR) is a Department of Health and Human Services, State Government of Victoria, and Transport Accident Commission funded project.Ben Beck was supported by an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award Fellowship (DE180100825). Peter Cameron was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Practitioner Fellowship (#545926). Warwick Teague's role as Director, Trauma Services, was supported by a grant from The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation. Belinda Gabbe was supported by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (FT170100048). Ziad Nehme was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Fellowship (#1146809). Janet Bray is supported by a Heart Foundation Fellowship.