Jan 4 2011
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Physician Faculty Scholar Studies Compliance with Illinois Law Requiring Prompt Transport of Trauma Patients

Marie Crandall, M.D., M.P.H., RWJF Physician Faculty Scholar (2008-2011), has an article in the December 2010 Archives of Surgery, in which she reports findings from her research into whether seriously injured trauma patients in Illinois are being transported to the care they need within a legally required two-hour period. Crandall and colleagues find that while just 20 percent of patients were transported within the required time period, the most seriously ill of the trauma patients were identified and transported rapidly. They also find no adverse effect on outcomes for patients whose transfer time exceeded two hours.

An abstract of the study is available here, and a story on it is available on the ORTHOSuperSite.

Tags: Emergency care, Barriers to care: logistics and transportation, Patient safety and outcomes, Regional, Illinois (IL) ENC, Human Capital, Physician Faculty Scholars, Publications