Background: Accidental traumatic injury is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children. The authors hypothesized that no mortality difference should exist between children seen at ATC (adult trauma centers) versus ATC with added qualifications in pediatrics (ATC-AQ). Methods: The National Trauma Data Bank, version 7.1, was analyzed for patients aged 25, and those with Glasgow Coma Scale scores <8 all had significant reductions in the odds of death at ATC-AQ. Conclusions: Improved overall survival is associated with pediatric trauma patients treated at ATC-AQ.
- Trauma center
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