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Pediatric Trauma Score. Predictor of hospital resource use? Arch Surg 1990 Sep;125(9):1128-31

Date

09/01/1990

Pubmed ID

2400305

DOI

10.1001/archsurg.1990.01410210054007

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-0025083075   28 Citations

Abstract

The Pediatric Trauma Score has been recommended to triage children with scores of 8 or less to a level 1 pediatric trauma center. The Injury Severity Score correlates well with the Pediatric Trauma Score. During a 36-month period ending December 31, 1985, paramedics saw 983 pediatric trauma patients (aged 17 years and younger) and intervened with advanced life support procedures in 196 (20%). One hundred forty-four patients receiving advanced life support were transported to either a level 1 adult trauma center or a pediatric community hospital. Our data confirm the correlation between Pediatric Trauma Score and Injury Severity Score and support recommendations to transport patients with Pediatric Trauma Scores of 8 or less to trauma facilities. We also conclude that Pediatric Trauma Scores may be useful in predicting hospital resource use.

Author List

Aprahamian C, Cattey RP, Walker AP, Gruchow HW, Seabrook G

Author

Gary R. Seabrook MD Chief, Professor in the Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adolescent
Child
Child, Preschool
Humans
Injury Severity Score
Trauma Centers
Trauma Severity Indices
Triage
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