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Delay in Transporting Some Trauma Patients Linked to In-Hospital Mortality
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For patients with serious penetrating trauma injuries, emergency medical transport teams should “scoop and go” rather than “stay and stabilize” the patient because staying at the scene for 20 minutes or more increases the patient’s chance of in-hospital death. That’s the conclusion of a study in the Annals of Emergency Medicine based on a 14-year project that tracked 19,167 trauma patients treated at the University of California Irvine Medical Center, 865 of whom died.