Prehospital care in patients with severe traumatic brain injury: does the level of prehospital care influence mortality?

M.M.F. Aubuchon, B. Hemmes*, M. Poeze, J.X. Jansen, P.R.G. Brink

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Introduction and purpose The controversy between the "scoop and run" versus the "stay and play" approach in severely injured trauma patients has been an ongoing issue for decades. The present study was undertaken to investigate whether changes in prehospital care for patients with severe traumatic brain injury in the Netherlands have improved outcome. Methods In this retrospective study, files (n = 60) were analyzed from a prospectively collected database including all patients admitted to one of six hospitals in the Limburg region in the Netherlands with a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-41
JournalEuropean Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

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