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What is the effect of a formalised trauma tertiary survey procedure on a missed injury rates in multi-trauma patients? Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
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  • Gerben Keijzers, Bond University
  • Chris Del Mar, Bond University
  • Leo M.G. Geeraedts Jr., Vrije Universiteit
  • Josh Byrnes, Griffith University
  • Elaine Beller, Bond University
Date of this Version
1-1-2015
Document Type
Journal Article
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Keijzers, G. B., Del Mar, C., Geeraedts, L. M., Byrnes, J., & Beller, E. M. (2015). What is the effect of a formalised trauma tertiary survey procedure on missed injury rates in multi-trauma patients? study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 16(1), 1-8.

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Abstract

Background: Missed injury is commonly used as a quality indicator in trauma care. The trauma tertiary survey (TTS) has been proposed to reduce missed injuries. However a systematic review assessing the effect of the TTS on missed injury rates in trauma patients found only observational studies, only suggesting a possible increase in early detection and reduction in missed injuries, with significant potential biases. Therefore, more robust methods are necessary to test whether implementation of a formal TTS will increase early in-hospital injury detection, decrease delayed diagnosis and decrease missed injuries after hospital discharge.

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Gerben Keijzers, Chris Del Mar, Leo M.G. Geeraedts Jr., Josh Byrnes, et al.. "What is the effect of a formalised trauma tertiary survey procedure on a missed injury rates in multi-trauma patients? Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial" Trials Vol. 16 Iss. 215 (2015) p. 1 - 8 ISSN: 1745-6215
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gerben_keijzers/25/