• Trauma and Psychiatric Disorders: A Systematic Review (April 2017)

    Category: Education, Epidemiology, Ethics, Trauma Systems
    Emile Clous, MD, Kimberly Beerthuizen, Kees Jan Ponsen, MD, PhD, Jan Luitse, MD, Miranda Olff, PhD, and Carel Goslings, MD, PhD
    CME 1 CME Credit(s)

    Learning Objectives:

    The primary objective of this review was to determine whether trauma patients with a psychiatric disorder or after attempting suicide are at higher risk of complications than patients without a psychiatric disorder or accidental cause.

    The secondary objective was to provide an overview of the current literature on the same group of trauma patients with psychiatric comorbidity in regard to mortality rate, length of stay, hospital costs, and quality of life. Our primary outcome measure, complicated course, was found to be most clinically relevant.

    Impact Statement:

    Suicide is currently a topic of high priority for policy makers, researchers, and clinicians. The World Health Organization estimated 804,000 suicide deaths worldwide in 2012. They adopted the first-ever Mental Health Action Plan with the aim of reducing suicide rates in countries by 10%. To our knowledge, neither psychiatric disorders nor suicidal attempt in trauma patients has been systematically reviewed before.

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    Accreditation

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American College of Surgeons and the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma. The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

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