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Table 2 Main characteristics of patients received by a trauma team or having ISSa > 15, admitted at the University Hospital of North Norway Tromsø in 2013–2014, n = 324

From: Evaluation of a trauma team activation protocol revision: a prospective cohort study

Male patients (proportion) 226 (69.8 %)
Mean age, years (range) 41 (0–101)
Median ISS* (interquartile range) 10 (2, 20)
Proportion with ISS > 15** (percentage of total) 131 (40.4 %)
Predominant mechanism of injury (proportion)
 Penetrating 3.4 %
 Blunt 96.6 %
Mean length of stay (days) 6.7
Mean length of stay in intensive care unit (days) 2.0
Interhospital transfer, patients (n (proportion)) 74 (22.8 %)
30 day mortality (n (proportion)) 18 (5.6 %)
30 day mortality, patients with ISS > 15 (n (proportion)) 17 (14.9 %)
  1. ISSa: Injury Severity Score, ISS > 15: seriously injured patient
  2. * Injury Severity Score
  3. **Severely injured patient