Management deficiencies and death preventability of road traffic fatalities before and after a new trauma care system in Victoria, Australia

Frank T McDermott, Stephen Moile Cordner, Jamie Cooper, Vicky Winship

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Abstract

The Consultative Committee s findings that preventable or potentially preventable (P/PP) death rates (survival prospects >=25 ) of road crash fatalities who received treatment were unaltered between 1992 and 1998 led to a Ministerial Taskforce on Trauma and the gradual introduction of a new Victorian trauma care system. The present study compares outcomes before (1997-1998) and after (2002-2004) the new system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331 - 338
Number of pages8
JournalThe Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care
Volume63
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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