Indications for use of damage control surgery in civilian trauma patients: a content analysis and expert appropriateness rating study
Objectives: To characterize and evaluate indications for use of damage control (DC) surgery in civilian trauma patients.
Background: Although DC surgery may improve survival in select, severely injured patients, the procedure is associated with significant morbidity, suggesting that it should be used only when appropriately indicated.
Methods: Two investigators used an abbreviated grounded theory method to synthesize indications for DC surgery reported i...Expand abstract
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