• 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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