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Research Letter
August 7, 2019

Efficacy of Prehospital Criteria in Identifying Trauma Patients Susceptible to Undertriage

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland
JAMA Surg. Published online August 7, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.2497

Earlier recognition of severe traumatic injury and triage to the proper trauma level designation are essential factors in the safe and effective care of trauma patients.1 Trauma-level activation often dictates the personnel present at the initial trauma resuscitation, and undertriage has been associated with worse clinical outcomes.2

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