Trauma triage criteria system compliance for victims of motor vehicle crashes.

A. A. Báez, P. L. Lane, B. Sorondo, C. Nituica

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The objective of this study was to determine the proportion of EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Motor Vehicle Collision cases within a large state meeting Trauma Triage Criteria (TTC) who are ultimately cared for in trauma centers (TC). This cross-sectional observational study utilized EMS records linked with hospital discharge records for the year 1997. Using ICDMAP-90 AIS and ISS scores were computed. ICD-9-CM and E-codes were used to define acute trauma cases resulting from motor vehicle collisions. This population-based system evaluation demonstrated effective TTC implementation in urban areas. However, in rural areas, many severely injured patients were transported to non-trauma centers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)269-284
Number of pages16
JournalAnnual proceedings / Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine. Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine
Volume45
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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