Trauma care in italy

Evidence of in-hospital preventable deaths

Nino Stocchetti, Giovanni Pagliarini, Maurizio Gennari, Giorgio Baldi, Ennio Banchini, Michele Campari, Marisa Bacchi, Paolo Zuccoli

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Abstract

The quality of a trauma system can be assessed by the rate of preventable deaths. A random selected sample of 110 trauma patients was examined using both clinical and autopsy data. The assessors were asked the following question: If this patient had sustained the accident in front of the hospital in a normal working day, might death have been prevented? Death was found to be unavoidable in 61 cases; in 25 cases death was classified potentially preventable; 11 cases were classified as clearly preventable death. The main failures of treatment were identified as errors and delays during the first phases of in-hospital assessment and care. An improvement in the pre-hospital phase will be almost useless if the quality of the definitive in-hospital management is not addressed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-405
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of trauma
Volume36
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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Stocchetti, N., Pagliarini, G., Gennari, M., Baldi, G., Banchini, E., Campari, M., ... Zuccoli, P. (1994). Trauma care in italy: Evidence of in-hospital preventable deaths. The Journal of trauma, 36(3), 401-405.

Trauma care in italy : Evidence of in-hospital preventable deaths. / Stocchetti, Nino; Pagliarini, Giovanni; Gennari, Maurizio; Baldi, Giorgio; Banchini, Ennio; Campari, Michele; Bacchi, Marisa; Zuccoli, Paolo.

In: The Journal of trauma, Vol. 36, No. 3, 1994, p. 401-405.

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Stocchetti, N, Pagliarini, G, Gennari, M, Baldi, G, Banchini, E, Campari, M, Bacchi, M & Zuccoli, P 1994, 'Trauma care in italy: Evidence of in-hospital preventable deaths', The Journal of trauma, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 401-405.
Stocchetti N, Pagliarini G, Gennari M, Baldi G, Banchini E, Campari M et al. Trauma care in italy: Evidence of in-hospital preventable deaths. The Journal of trauma. 1994;36(3):401-405.
Stocchetti, Nino ; Pagliarini, Giovanni ; Gennari, Maurizio ; Baldi, Giorgio ; Banchini, Ennio ; Campari, Michele ; Bacchi, Marisa ; Zuccoli, Paolo. / Trauma care in italy : Evidence of in-hospital preventable deaths. In: The Journal of trauma. 1994 ; Vol. 36, No. 3. pp. 401-405.
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