Table 4

Characteristics of patients stratified by clinical condition on arrival at the scene
Died pre-arrival Died post-arrival Unstable initially and didn’t improve Unstable initially and improved Stable initially and deteriorated Stable throughout Total
N % TOTAL N % TOTAL N % TOTAL N % TOTAL N % TOTAL N % TOTAL N % TOTAL
TOTAL1 9 11 27 74 8 466 595
MECHANISM OF INJURY
FALL 3 33% 1 9% 3 11% 12 16% 0 0% 91 19.5% 110 18.5%
NON-TRAUMA 3 33% 5 46% 2 7% 8 11% 1 12.5% 21 4.5% 40 6.7%
OTHER 2 22% 1 9% 2 7% 7 10% 2 25% 57 12.2% 71 11.9%
ROAD 1 11% 3 27% 17 63% 39 53% 4 50% 195 41.8% 259 43.5%
SPORT 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 5 7% 0 0% 61 13.1% 66 11.1%
UNKNOWN 0 0% 1 9% 3 11% 3 4% 1 12.5% 41 8.8% 49 8.2%
TRAUMA LOCATION
ABDOMEN 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 4 5% 0 0% 19 4.1% 23 3.9%
BURNS 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 1 1% 1 12.5% 10 2.1% 12 2%
CHEST 0 0% 1 9% 5 19% 6 8% 2 25% 56 12% 70 11.8%
EXTREMITY 0 0% 0 0% 2 7% 21 28% 3 37.5% 212 45.5% 238 40%
FACE 0 0% 1 9% 0 0% 4 5% 0 0% 18 3.9% 23 3.9%
HEAD 1 11% 2 18% 21 78% 34 46% 1 12.5% 121 26% 180 30.3%
MULTI 1 11% 4 36% 15 56% 23 31% 1 12.5% 71 15.2% 115 19.3%
OTHER_TRAUMA 3 33% 2 18% 1 4% 7 10% 0 0% 17 3.6% 30 5%
PELVIS 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 4 5% 3 37.5% 25 5.4% 32 5.4%
SPINAL 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 3 4% 0 0% 98 21% 101 17%
NON-TRAUMA DX
CARDIOVASCULAR 2 22% 4 36% 1 4% 3 4% 1 12.5% 5 1.1% 16 2.7%
GASTROINTESTINAL 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 3 0.6% 3 0.5%
METABOLIC 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 2 3% 0 0% 4 0.9% 6 1%
NEUROLOGIC 0 0% 1 9% 1 4% 0 0% 0 0% 1 0.2% 3 0.5%
OTHER 1 11% 0 0% 0 0% 1 1% 0 0% 6 1.3% 8 1.3%
RESPIRATORY 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 2 3% 0 0% 1 0.2% 3 0.5%

N=1 missing.

Taylor et al.

Taylor et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:402   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-402

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