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Table 3 Association and number of patients by category of prehospital care provider, TTA criteria, undertriage and correct triage

From: Precision of field triage in patients brought to a trauma centre after introducing trauma team activation guidelines

  Total Severely injured Dead within 30 days Proximal penetrating injury ICU > 2 days or transferred intubated ISS > 15
Admission:       
   Anaesthetist 1 623 (35%) 1 059 (65%) 185 (11%) 80 (5%) 756 (47%) 902 (56%)
   Paramedic 3 036 (65%) 1 162 (38%) 173 (6%) 372 (12%) 476 (16%) 739 (24%)
   Total 4 659 (100%) 2 221 (48%) 358 (8%) 452 (10%) 1 232 (26%) 1 641 (35%)
Patients with TTA 4 440 (95%) 2 002 (45%) 316 (7%) 426 (10%) 1 154 (26%) 1 467 (33%)
TTA criteria:       
   Anatomic 1 192 (27%) 702 (59%) 107 (9%) 235 (20%) 361 (30%) 452 (38%)
   Physiologic 76 (2%) 42 (55%) 9 (12%) 12 (16%) 20 (26%) 28 (37%)
   MOI 1 508 (34%) 392 (26%) 33 (2%) 4 (0%) 245 (16%) 324 (22%)
   Multiple patients 8 (0%) 3 (38%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%)
   Several 760 (17%) 504 (66%) 127 (17%) 62 (8%) 351 (46%) 430 (57%)
   Unknown 896 (20%) 359 (40%) 40 (5%) 112 (13%) 176 (20%) 231 (26%)
Undertriage 219 219 (100%) 42 (19%) 26 (12%) 78 (36%) 174 (80%)
Correct triage 2 002 2 002 (100%) 316 (16%) 426 (21%) 1 154 (58%) 1 467 (73%)
  1. ICU: Intensive Care Unit; ISS: Injury Severity Score; MOI: Mechanism of Injury