ISSN 2564-7784 | E-ISSN 2564-7040
Original Investigation
Data analysis of 1811 major trauma patients admitted to the emergency departments of thirteen hospitals
1 Deparment of Thoracic Surgery, Celal Bayar University, Faculty of Medicine, Manisa, Turkey  
2 Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey  
3 Deparment of Chidren Surgery, Katip Çelebi University, Faculty of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey  
Eur J Ther ; : -
DOI: 10.5152/EurJTher.2018.783
Key Words: Major trauma, data, emergency department
Abstract

Objective: Our objective was to determine metrics, and measure the trauma related emergency care quality.


Methods
: Major trauma patients admitted to emergency departments of thirteen hospitals between 01 January and 31 December 2014, were included in this study. For the major trauma definition, guideline of Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for field triage of injured patients version 2011 was used. Age, time passed in emergency, first order timing, number of consultations and amount of time that consultations completed, number of deaths in emergency departments and intensive care units, number of radiological tests applied to patients, total score of  interventional applications, and total billing etc. were recorded. 


Results
: In one year period, 2.415.361 patients applied to selected hospitals emergency departments and 1811 patients (0.07%) were accepted as major trauma. Mean age of the patients was 29.4. Mean time passed in emergency was 28.3 hour. Mean number of consultations and amount of time that consultations completed were 1.6 and 26.2 hours respectively. Mean x-ray, ultrasound, computerized tomography, and magnetic resonans imaging numbers were 3910 / 2.16 ;  518 / 0.29 ; 2805 / 1.55 ; 114 / 0.06 respectively. Total mortality rate was 1.04% (19 patients).


Conclusion
: This is a preliminary study presenting the data obtained from different leveled hospitals in the region, and indicators in such a high number of patient group are evaluated for the first time. We believe that as national emergency care is built and strengthened with data, management of trauma patients care will improve.

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