Over view of major traumatic injury in Australia--Implications for trauma system design.
PA Cameron, MC Fitzgerald, K Curtis, E McKie, B Gabbe, A Earnest, G Christey, C Clarke, J Crozier, M Dinh, DY Ellis, T Howard, AP Joseph, K McDermott, J Matthew, R Ogilvie, C Pollard, S Rao, M Reade, N Rushworth Show all
Injury | Published : 2020
BACKGROUND: Trauma registries are known to drive improvements and optimise trauma systems worldwide. This is the first reported comparison of the epidemiology and outcomes at major centres across Australia. METHODS: The Australian Trauma Registry was a collaboration of 26 major trauma centres across Australia at the time of this study and currently collects information on patients admitted to these centres who die after injury and/or sustain major trauma (Injury Severity Score (ISS) > 12). Data from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017 were analysed. Primary endpoints were risk adjusted length of stay and mortality (adjusted for age, cause of injury, arrival Glasgow coma scale (GCS), shock-index grou..View full abstract