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Are appendectomy outcomes in level 1 trauma centers as good as we think?

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Background

Designated trauma centers improve outcomes for severely injured patients. However, major trauma workload can disrupt other care pathways and some patient groups may compete ineffectively for resources with higher priority trauma cases. This study tested the hypothesis that treatment at a higher level trauma center is an independent predictor for worse outcome following appendectomy.

Methods

An observational study was undertaken using an all-payer longitu...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.jss.2016.01.014

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDORMS
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Journal of Surgical Research More from this journal
Volume:
202
Issue:
2
Pages:
239-245
Publication date:
2016-01-19
Acceptance date:
2016-01-12
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ISSN:
1095-8673
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Pubs id:
pubs:604865
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uuid:65e12348-d622-4129-98ec-584c81635872
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pubs:604865
Source identifiers:
604865
Deposit date:
2016-02-18

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