Prehospital transportation decisions for patients sustaining major trauma in road traffic crashes

Project manager
Stefan Candefjord
Ruben Buendia
Period
2016-01-01 - 2017-12-31

 

The objective was to determine if patients sustaining major trauma in road traffic crashes in Sweden were transported to the most appropriate hospital or not for treatment, i.e. if "trauma centers" were utilized as expected. The study was carried out using US trauma center definition as a comparison.

A master thesis by Magdalena Krawczuk and Patrycja Kozajda, Gdansk University of Technology financed by VR (Vetenskaprådet) was follwing and designed to assess proportion and characteristic of patients sustaining major trauma in road traffic crashes who could benefit from direct transportation to TC (Trauma Center) in US and Sweden, and to compare results from the two countries.

Short facts

Project title: Prehospital transportation decisions for patients sustaining major trauma in road traffic crashes
Project type:
Research area:
Care and rescue
Period:
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Project publications

In 2012, road traffic crashes (RTC) accounted for almost a quarter of injury deaths in the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that in 2013 RTC killed 1.25 million people. Therefore, RTC became the tenth
Author(s)
Patrycja Kozajda ; Magdalena Krawczuk
Year of publication
2017
The objective of this study was to evaluate the proportion and characteristics of patients sustaining major trauma in road traffic crashes (RTCs) who could benefit from direct transportation to a trauma center (TC). Currently, there is
Author(s)
Candefjord S, Buendia R, Caragounis EC, Sjöqvist BA, Fagerlind H
Published in
Traffic Injury Prevention
Year of publication
2017

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