MEASURING THE EMERGENCY SURGICAL CARE OF AUTO ACCIDENT PATIENTS

A series of 2,389 Emergency Department surgical admissions were assessed for quantitative indices of actual services rendered and time spent. Auto accident related patients were compared to other Emergency Department surgical patients. The average diagnostic index for auto accident patients was 48 units compared to 25 units for all patients. Their workload for Emergency Department personnel was twice the average for non-automobile accident patients, representing 15% of the total diagnostic services, 12% of the total therapeutic services, and 14% of the total overall services rendered during the period of study. These data confirmed that auto accident related patients are different from the average Emergency Department patients and are qualitatively treated differently from other surgical patients. /HSRI/

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Association for Automotive Medicine

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    American Association for Automotive Medicine

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  • Authors:
    • Burney, R E
    • Robson, M C
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 208-213
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 18

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00081840
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 8 1975 12:00AM