Journal article

Characteristics and Outcomes of Critically Ill Trauma Patients in Australia and New Zealand (2005-2017)

Anthony J Wilson, Fraser Magee, Michael Bailey, David V Pilcher, Craig French, Alistair Nichol, Andrew Udy, Carol L Hodgson, D James Cooper, Michael C Reade, Paul Young, Rinaldo Bellomo

Critical Care Medicine | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To compare the characteristics of adults admitted to the ICU in Australia and New Zealand after trauma with nonelective, nontrauma admissions. To describe trends in hospital mortality and rates of discharge home among these two groups. DESIGN: Retrospective review (2005-2017) of the Australia and New Zealand Intensive Care Society's Center for Outcome and Resource Evaluation Adult Patient Database. SETTING: Adult ICUs in Australia and New Zealand. PATIENTS: Adult (≥17 yr), nonelective, ICU admissions. INTERVENTION: Observational study. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: We compared 77,002 trauma with 741,829 nonelective, nontrauma patients. Trauma patients were younger (49.0 ± 21.6 v..

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