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TRAUMA center statistics: National Trauma Data Bank

If there is anything you want to know about trauma patients and the nature of trauma injuries, this is the go-to source.  It is an up-to-date report of data for 2011 submitted by over 700 trauma centers in the U.S. and Canada to the National Trauma Data Bank.  Here is a snippet from one of the tables:

Where do trauma patients go after the ED (discharge disposition)?

  • 43 percent are admitted as inpatients to a general floor
  • 19 percent are admitted to the intensive care unit
  • 11 percent go the operating room
  • 10 percent go home
  • 7 percent go to a step-down unit
  • 4 percent are transferred to another hospital
  • 2 percent go to an observation unit
  • 1 percent die

[I rounded these percents from the figures given in the original document in Table 41.]

Source: National Trauma Data Bank 2012: Annual Report.  American College of Surgeons, 2012.  Click here for FREE full text: http://www.facs.org/trauma/ntdb/pdf/ntdb-annual-report-2012.pdf; and, there is also: National Trauma Data Bank 2012: Pediatric Report.  American College of Surgeons, 2012.  Click here for FREE full text: http://www.facs.org/trauma/ntdb/pdf/ntdb-pediatric-annual-report-2012.pdf Posted by AHA Resource Center, (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org

THIS SOURCE HAS BEEN UPDATED: Click here all available reports: https://www.facs.org/quality-programs/trauma/ntdb/docpub



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