Treatment outcomes of injured children at adult level 1 trauma centers: Are there benefits from added specialized care?

Tolulope A. Oyetunji, Adil H. Haider, Stephanie R. Downing, Oluwaseyi B. Bolorunduro, David Thomas Efron, Elliott Haut, David C. Chang, Edward E. Cornwell, Fizan Abdullah, Suryanarayana M. Siram

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)445-449
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgery
Volume201
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2011

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Keywords

  • Pediatric
  • Trauma
  • Trauma center

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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Oyetunji, T. A., Haider, A. H., Downing, S. R., Bolorunduro, O. B., Efron, D. T., Haut, E., Chang, D. C., Cornwell, E. E., Abdullah, F., & Siram, S. M. (2011). Treatment outcomes of injured children at adult level 1 trauma centers: Are there benefits from added specialized care? American Journal of Surgery, 201(4), 445-449. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2010.10.006