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Do Male and Female Trauma Patients Receive the Same Prehospital Care?: An Observational Follow-up Study

Rubenson Wahlin, R., Ponzer, S. Lövbrand, H., et al. (2016). Do Male and Female Trauma Patients Receive the Same Prehospital Care?: An Observational Follow-up Study. BMC Emergency Medicine. 16(6).

The authors retrospectively analyzed data from 383 records obtained from local trauma registries and hospital and ambulance records in Stockholm County, Sweden. They found that males were more likely to be transported directly to a trauma center than females, and hypothesize that this may be due to gender differences in symptom presentation that physiologic criteria for triage do not account for. There were no differences in total on-scene time or on-scene interventions provided between genders.
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