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Background The differences in efficiency, cost of care, and patient satisfaction between surgical-office−based (SB) breast ultrasonography by the surgeon and radiology-referral−based (RB) ultrasonography by the radiologist in the workup of lumps and imaging abnormalities have not been computed.
Background Pediatric trauma involving the bones of the face is associated with severe injury and disability. Although much is known about the epidemiology of facial fractures in adults, little is known about national injury patterns and outcomes in children in the US.
Background Because nearly half of injured patients admitted to trauma centers misuse alcohol, the American College of Surgeons has required that Level I trauma centers have a mechanism for providing brief bedside counseling interventions (BI) to patients with alcohol problems. We hypothesized...
Background Legislative mandates and current guidelines for control of nosocomial transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) recommend screening of patients at risk of MRSA carriage on hospital admission. Indiscriminate application of these guidelines can result in a large...
Background This study attempts to validate the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) Organ Injury Scale (OIS) for spleen, liver, and kidney injuries using the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB).
Background Studies have shown that trauma systems decrease morbidity and mortality after injury. Despite these findings, overall progress in system development has been slow and inconsistent. The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (COT) has developed a process to provide expert...
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