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Table 1 Emergency procedures for 142 out of a total of 441 included trauma patients admitted at the University Hospital of North Norway Tromsø during 2006-2007

From: Evaluation of a university hospital trauma team activation protocol

Procedure Number of patients receiving the procedure
Endotracheal intubation (percentage of total) 98 (22%)
Chest tube insertion (percentage of total) 60 (14%)
Hemostatic surgery in the abdomen (percentage of total) 10 (2.3%)
Hemostatic surgery in the pelvis with packing (percentage of total) 1 (0.2%)
Thoracotomy (percentage of total) 5 (1.1%)
Primary stabilization of fractures with external fixation (percentage of total) 22 (5.0%)