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Improving early identification of the high-risk elderly trauma patient by emergency medical services.



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3 Key Question 3: For patients with known or suspected trauma who are treated out-of-hospital by EMS personnel, what is the evidence that scales combining (a) measures of respiratory and circulatory compromise or (b) measures of respiratory and/or circulatory compromise together with measurement of altered levels of consciousness (as defined by Glasgow Coma Scale or its components) can predict the need for transport to a trauma center? 3a. How does the predictive utility of combinations of measures vary across age groups (e.g., children or the elderly)? Specifically, what values for the different age ranges are supported by the evidence?
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Title Improving early identification of the high-risk elderly trauma patient by emergency medical services.
Author Newgard CD., Holmes JF., Haukoos JS., Bulger EM., Staudenmayer K., Wittwer L., Stecker E., Dai M., Hsia RY.
Country Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, United States. Electronic address: newgardc@ohsu.edu.
Year 2016
Numbers Pubmed ID: 26477345

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