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Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of prehospital intravenous fluids in trauma patients.

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OBJECTIVES: To systematically review the evidence on the effectiveness (in terms of mortality and morbidity) of prehospital intravenous (i.v.) fluid replacement, compared with no i.v. fluid replacement or delayed fluid replacement, in trauma patients with no head injury who have haemorrhage-induced hypotension due to trauma. DATA SOURCES: Electronic databases, relevant websites, handsearching, expert contacts. REVIEW METHODS: Search strategies were defined to identify randomised controlled tr...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences, PHC-EBM
Role:
Author
Journal:
Health technology assessment (Winchester, England)
Volume:
8
Issue:
23
Pages:
iii-103
Publication date:
2004-06-05
EISSN:
2046-4924
ISSN:
1366-5278
URN:
uuid:bbc1988c-10e8-48c3-9399-9b32b56b88a3
Source identifiers:
116165
Local pid:
pubs:116165

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