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A prospective evaluation of missed injuries in trauma patients, before and after formalising the trauma tertiary survey.

Authors
  • Keijzers, Gerben B
  • Campbell, Don
  • Hooper, Jeffrey
  • Bost, Nerolie
  • Crilly, Julia
  • Steele, Michael Craig
  • Del Mar, Chris
  • Geeraedts, Leo M G Jr
Type
Published Article
Journal
World Journal of Surgery
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Volume
38
Issue
1
Pages
222–232
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00268-013-2226-z
PMID: 24081533
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This is the first study to evaluate missed injury rates after hospital discharge and demonstrated cumulative missed injury rates >15 %. Some of these injuries were clinically relevant. Although TTS performance was significantly improved by formalising the process (from 27 to 42 %), this did not decrease missed injury rates.

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