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Table 6 Undertriaged patients, n = 59

From: Evaluation of a university hospital trauma team activation protocol

  Number of patients
Male patients (percentage of total) 47 (80%)
Median age (interquartile range) 57 years (38-70)
Median ISS (interquartile range) 16 (16-24)
30 day mortality (percentage of total) 4 (7%)
Transfer from a local hospital (percentage of total) 35 (59%)
Transfer from a local hospital with isolated head/neck-injury (percentage of total) 26 (44%)
Admitted directly in UNN Tromsø with isolated head/neck injury (percentage of total) 10 (17%)
Intubated before transfer to UNN (percentage of total) 18 (31%)
Intubated after arrival at UNN (percentage of total) 2 (3%)
Emergency surgery at local hospital (procedure) 1 (chest tube)
Emergency surgery after arrival at UNN (procedure) 9 (chest tubes only)
  1. Severely injured patients (Injury Severity Score>15) or patients receiving an emergency procedure (for stabilization of compromised airways, respiration or circulation) admitted without trauma team activation at the University Hospital of North Norway Tromsø during 2006-7.