• Deaths and High Risk Trauma Patients Missed by Standard Trauma Data Sources (September 2017)

    Category: Acute Care Surgery, Administration, Epidemiology, Outcomes/Guidelines, Prevention, Trauma Systems
    Craig D. Newgard, MD, MPH, Rongwei Fu, PhD, E. Brooke Lerner, PhD, Mohamud Daya, MD, MS, Dagan Wright, PhD, Jonathan Jui, MD, MPH, N. Clay Mann, PhD, Eileen Bulger, MD, Jerris Hedges, MD, MMM, Lynn Wittwer, MD, David Lehrfeld, MD, and Thomas Rea, MD, MPH
    CME 1 CME Credit(s)

    Learning Objectives:

    To estimate the number of missed trauma deaths and high-risk patients using 3 commonly-available sources of trauma data (including trauma registries), compared to a population-based sample. We also assessed the magnitude of bias for field triage accuracy metrics (sensitivity and specificity) when calculated with different data sources.

    Impact Statement:

    Large blind spots exist in the evaluation of trauma systems – this study seeks to quantify and characterize these blind spots.

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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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    The American College of Surgeons designates this journal-based activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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