Revista Cubana de Cirugía
versão On-line ISSN 1561-2945
RODRIGUEZ SUAREZ, Gabriel et al. Valoración de la atención de urgencias al paciente con trauma grave. Rev Cubana Cir [online]. 2002, vol.41, n.3, pp. 185-193. ISSN 1561-2945.
In order to determine the quality of the emergency care received by the patients that were admitted at Doctor Gustavo Aldereguía Lima Teaching Hospital of Cienfuegos with the diagnosis of severe trauma, a correlative descriptive study was conducted. 95 patients who were admitted in progressive care units during the studied period were included, following the general protocol of trauma care that is in force at the Service. Total average age of the injured was 39. A predominance of males was observed. The cranioencephalic trauma was the most common and that with the highest mortality. A multivariate analysis showed that at about 50 % of the deaths were connected with the severity of the injuries, the type of transportation used and the delay in receiving the definitive care
Palavras-chave : EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES [methods]; AMBULANCES [utlization]; EMERGENCY SERVICE, HOSPITAL.