Major trauma in scotland: development and progress over a decade

Graham, Alexander Colin (2007) Major trauma in scotland: development and progress over a decade. MD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Background: Major trauma (defined as injury severity score >15) remains a major public health issue. Trauma mortality in Scotland has decreased overtime, but functional outcome following trauma is poorly understood. Better knowledge of post-trauma morbidity could potentially influence acute management and rehabilitation. Individual aspects of the trauma care process, from prehospital care, through emergency department (ED) resuscitation, to definitive care, all play crucial roles in optimising outcome from major trauma. Objective: Using seven studies and various methodologies, this thesis describes progress in trauma management in Scotland over the last decade, including epidemiology, prehospital care, emergency department care and functional outcome.

Item Type: Thesis (MD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: Phil Hanlon
Keywords: Health care management
Date of Award: 2007
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2007-71932
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 17 May 2019 09:31
Last Modified: 17 May 2019 09:31
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/71932

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