What is it about?

Busy emergency departments are associated with medical errors in care and evaluation for unstable trauma patients.

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Why is it important?

Our study aimed to determine the extent, causes and adverse clinical consequences of missed injuries and delayed diagnoses in patients hospitalised with trauma in a Turkish Level 3 emergency department, and provide recommendations for emergency service workers and supervisors to help them reduce the number of injury diagnoses that are delayed.

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This study shows the importance of radiological support and a professional trauma team in EDs. We believe that the number of delayed injuries in trauma patients will be greatly reduced by the intervention of a multidisciplinary trauma team that receives fast and reliable radiological support.

Dr serhat orun

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This page is a summary of: Delayed injuries in the emergency department in hospitalised trauma patients, Trauma, March 2019, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/1460408619837845.
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