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Joshua B Brown, Nicole A Stassen, Paul E Bankey, Ayodele T Sangosanya, Julius D Cheng, Mark L Gestring
BACKGROUND: Helicopter transport (HT) is frequently used for interfacility transfer of injured patients to a trauma center. The benefits of HT over ground transport (GT) in this setting are unclear. By using a national sample, the objective of this study was to assess whether HT impacted outcomes following interfacility transfer of trauma patients. METHODS: Patients transferred by HT or GT in 2007 were identified using the National Trauma Databank (version 8). Injury severity, resource utilization, and survival to discharge were compared...
February 2011: Journal of Trauma
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