Paediatric and adolescent trauma care within an integrated trauma system

Conor Deasy, Belinda Jane Gabbe, Cameron S Palmer, Franz Babl, Catherine Bevan, Joe Crameri, Warwick W Butt, Mark C Fitzgerald, Rodney T Judson, Peter Cameron

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Background: The aim of this study was to establish the profile and outcomes of paediatric major trauma care (PTMC) within an integrated inclusive regionalised trauma system. Methods: Prospectively collected data from July 2001 to June 2009 from the Victorian State Trauma Registry of patients aged 2) was the most frequent injury (n = 950, 58 ). Surgery was required in 39 (n = 637) of all cases; 437 patients in the 10-17 year old group and 200 patients in the 0-9 year old group; the mortality was 6.6 . There were 530 patients (32.4 ) ventilated in ICU; these had a median ISS (IQR) of 25 (17-34) and mortality of 7.4 . Improvements in risk-adjusted mortality have occurred as the years have progressed [adjusted OR 95 CI: 0.87 (0.76, 0.99)] and being treated at a Level 1 trauma centre was associated with lower adjusted odds of mortality [adjusted OR 95 CI: 0.27 (0.11, 0.68)]. Conclusion: The establishment of this integrated inclusive regionalised trauma system has been associated with progressively improving risk-adjusted mortality. The relatively low volume of major trauma requiring surgery in the 0-9 year old age group is notable, creating a challenging environment for maintaining skills and institutional preparedness
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2006 - 2011
Number of pages6
JournalInjury
Volume43
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Deasy, Conor ; Gabbe, Belinda Jane ; Palmer, Cameron S ; Babl, Franz ; Bevan, Catherine ; Crameri, Joe ; Butt, Warwick W ; Fitzgerald, Mark C ; Judson, Rodney T ; Cameron, Peter. / Paediatric and adolescent trauma care within an integrated trauma system. In: Injury. 2012 ; Vol. 43, No. 12. pp. 2006 - 2011.
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Paediatric and adolescent trauma care within an integrated trauma system. / Deasy, Conor; Gabbe, Belinda Jane; Palmer, Cameron S; Babl, Franz; Bevan, Catherine; Crameri, Joe; Butt, Warwick W; Fitzgerald, Mark C; Judson, Rodney T; Cameron, Peter.

In: Injury, Vol. 43, No. 12, 2012, p. 2006 - 2011.

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