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Research in trauma 

Research in trauma
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Research in trauma
Author(s):

Jason Smith

, Ian Greaves

, and Keith M Porter

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199543328.003.0031
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date: 20 October 2019

Introduction 528

Trauma scoring systems 530

Trauma outcome evaluation 534

Trauma databases 536

Role of the trauma nurse co-ordinator 538

Further reading 539

This chapter will describe trauma scoring systems, the use of trauma databases, and some aspects of research in trauma. Some of the tools described can be used to predict outcome in trauma patients, and to compare trauma systems. Research can take many forms, and it is important to have an understanding of some of the terms used, such as audit, clinical trials, evidence-based guidelines, levels of evidence, quality of evidence, and grades of recommendations....

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