Table 8

Reductions associated with the establishment of a dedicated trauma service compared to allocation to surgical departments, derived from Wen et al [35], and 'post' trauma department benchmark metrics (in parenthesis)

Isolated injury

Multiple injuries


Index

Mild, AIS < 3

Severe, AIS ≥ 3

Mild, ISS < 15

Severe, ISS > 15


Time from admission to diagnosis (min)

52% (34)

59.7% (31)

57% (36)

58% (36)


Time from admission to operation (min)

63% (41)

71% (37)

64% (44)

72% (37)


Length of stay (days)

48% (7)

26% (14)

48% (8)

28.6% (15)


Mortality (%)

No deaths (0)

63% (3.4)

66% (2.8)

52% (6.3)


Complication rate (%)

14% (1.3)

30% (8.5)

23% (15.3)

36% (23.7%)


Fitzharris et al. BMC Emergency Medicine 2011 11:18   doi:10.1186/1471-227X-11-18

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