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Scoring system can help trauma centers improve care during surges in trauma cases

Monday, June 29, 2015  
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A scoring system that can identify periods of high activity and increased trauma patient deaths in hospital emergency rooms may help hospitals better prepare for surges in trauma patient volume that come with catastrophic events like the Boston Marathon bombing (April 2013) or disasters like the Amtrak train crash (May 2015) in Philadelphia.  A team of investigators from Indiana University and multiple centers developed the scoring system, called the Trauma Surge Index (TSI). They reported their observations and results with the TSI in a study published as an "article in press" on theJournal of the American College of Surgeons website in advance of print publication later this year.  Click here to read more.....

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