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The Influence of Prehospital Time on Trauma Patients Outcome: A Systematic Review

Harmsen, A.M., Giannakopoulos, G.F., Moerbeek, P.R., et al. (2015). The Influence of Prehospital Time on Trauma Patients Outcome: A Systematic Review. (Abstract only.) Injury. 46(4):602-9.

The authors conducted a literature search to try to determine the correlation between prehospital time intervals and the outcome of trauma patients. They concluded that patients suffering neurotrauma and hypotensive unstable penetratingly injured patients should be transported to definitive care as quickly as possible. For hemodynamically stable undifferentiated trauma patients, increased on-scene-time and total prehospital time does not increase odds of mortality.
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