November 1991

Trauma Experience of a Rural Hospital

Author Affiliations

From the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, NY.

Arch Surg. 1991;126(11):1427-1430. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1991.01410350121020

• We sought to evaluate the ability of a small rural hospital with level 2 trauma capability to provide adequate care to the patient with multiple trauma. Using the TRISS method, we reviewed 163 patients with trauma admitted to our institution over 2 years. An outcome equivalent to those level 1 centers that contributed to the Major Trauma Outcome Study is documented. The clinical commitment and institutional resources necessary are discussed.

(Arch Surg. 1991;126:1427-1430)