Matching Resources and Patient Acuity in a Revised Triage Activation Protocol Leads to Improved Utilization and Outcomes Public

Monitoring of the rapid identification and access to appropriate resource allocation of critically injured trauma patients is a critical indicator of trauma performance. UT of the severely injured may result in preventable mortality or morbidity from delays in definitive care. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of two key system enhancements - revisions of triage activation criteria and the presence 24 hour in-house Trauma Surgeon, by examining their impact on UT.

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