Evaluating age in the field triage of injured persons

Yoko Nakamura, Mohamud Ramzan Daya, Eileen M. Bulger, Martin Schreiber, Robert MacKersie, Renee Y. Hsia, N. Clay Mann, James F. Holmes, Kristan Staudenmayer, Zachary Sturges, Michael Liao, Jason Haukoos, Nathan Kuppermann, Erik D. Barton, Craig Newgard

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Abstract

We evaluate trauma undertriage by age group, the association between age and serious injury after accounting for other field triage criteria and confounders, and the potential effect of a mandatory age triage criterion for field triage. This was a retrospective cohort study of injured children and adults transported by 48 emergency medical services (EMS) agencies to 105 hospitals in 6 regions of the western United States from 2006 through 2008. We used probabilistic linkage to match EMS records to hospital records, including trauma registries, state discharge databases, and emergency department databases. The primary outcome measure was serious injury, as measured by an Injury Severity Score greater than or equal to 16. We assessed undertriage (Injury Severity Score

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-345
Number of pages11
JournalAnnals of Emergency Medicine
Volume60
Issue number3
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StatePublished - Sep 2012

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Evaluating age in the field triage of injured persons. / Nakamura, Yoko; Daya, Mohamud Ramzan; Bulger, Eileen M.; Schreiber, Martin; MacKersie, Robert; Hsia, Renee Y.; Mann, N. Clay; Holmes, James F.; Staudenmayer, Kristan; Sturges, Zachary; Liao, Michael; Haukoos, Jason; Kuppermann, Nathan; Barton, Erik D.; Newgard, Craig.

In: Annals of Emergency Medicine, Vol. 60, No. 3, 09.2012, p. 335-345.

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Nakamura, Y, Daya, MR, Bulger, EM, Schreiber, M, MacKersie, R, Hsia, RY, Mann, NC, Holmes, JF, Staudenmayer, K, Sturges, Z, Liao, M, Haukoos, J, Kuppermann, N, Barton, ED & Newgard, C 2012, 'Evaluating age in the field triage of injured persons', Annals of Emergency Medicine, vol. 60, no. 3, pp. 335-345. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annemergmed.2012.04.006
Nakamura, Yoko ; Daya, Mohamud Ramzan ; Bulger, Eileen M. ; Schreiber, Martin ; MacKersie, Robert ; Hsia, Renee Y. ; Mann, N. Clay ; Holmes, James F. ; Staudenmayer, Kristan ; Sturges, Zachary ; Liao, Michael ; Haukoos, Jason ; Kuppermann, Nathan ; Barton, Erik D. ; Newgard, Craig. / Evaluating age in the field triage of injured persons. In: Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2012 ; Vol. 60, No. 3. pp. 335-345.
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