Introduction The aim of this study was to compare the epidemiology of traumatic injuries and mortality outcomes between two tertiary-care trauma centers in Colombia using data from Pan-American Trauma Registry (PATR). Methods January 1–December 31, 2012, data from the Hospital Universitario del Valle (HUV, public) and Fun- dacion Valle del Lili (FVL, private) in Cali, Colombia, were considered. Differences in demographic and clinical information were compared using descriptive statistics. Propensity score matching was used to match patients on age, gender, and ISS. Within matched cohorts, multivariable logistic regression models were used to assess for differences in in-hospital mortality, further adjusting for insurance type, employment, heart rate, presence of hypotension (SBP \ 90), and GCS score. Results HUV (8539; 78% male) and FVL (10,456; 60% male) had a combined total of 18,995 trauma cases in 2012 with comparable mean ages of 29.7 years. There were signiﬁcant differences in insurance status, injury severity, and mechanism of injury between patients at HUV and FLV. On risk-adjusted logistic regression analyses with propensity score matched cohorts, the odds of death in HUV was higher compared to patients presenting at FVL hospital (OR [95% CI]:4.93 [3.37–7.21], p \ 0.001). Conclusion The study established the utility
World Journal of Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Apr 17, 2017
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