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A population-based analysis of injury-related deaths and access to trauma care in rural-remote Northwest British Columbia.

Authors
  • Simons, Richard
  • Brasher, Penelope
  • Taulu, Tracey
  • Lakha, Nasira
  • Molnar, Nadine
  • Caron, Nadine
  • Schuurman, Nadine
  • Evans, David
  • Hameed, Morad
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2010
Volume
69
Issue
1
Pages
11–19
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/TA.0b013e3181e17b39
PMID: 20622573
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Improving trauma outcomes in this rural-remote jurisdiction requires a systems approach to address root causes of delays in access to care, focusing on improved access to emergency medical services, hospital bypass and destination protocols, improved transportation options, advanced life support transfer capability, and designated, coordinated local trauma services.

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