Transfer of facially injured victims of road trauma and its impact on treatment

Batstone, Martin, Monsour, Frank and Pattel, Pamela (2005) Transfer of facially injured victims of road trauma and its impact on treatment. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 75 6: 411-414. doi:10.1111/j.1445-2197.2005.03403.x

Author Batstone, Martin
Monsour, Frank
Pattel, Pamela
Title Transfer of facially injured victims of road trauma and its impact on treatment
Journal name ANZ Journal of Surgery   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1445-1433
Publication date 2005-01-01
Year available 2005
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1445-2197.2005.03403.x
Volume 75
Issue 6
Start page 411
End page 414
Total pages 4
Place of publication Richmond, VIC Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background: Road trauma is a common cause of severe facial injuries. The aim of the present study is to define patients involved, and determine the effect of their geographical origin on treatment and follow up.

All patients over 14 years of age suffering facial injuries caused by road trauma presenting to the two study hospitals from 1994 to 1999 were identified and details were collected on demographic details and treatment.

Results: Four hundred and nine patients met the inclusion criteria. The majority required hospital transfer. Young men were the most frequently injured group of patients. Patients from peripheral regions had significant delays in transfer and treatment. They were made fewer outpatient appointments but attended at the same frequency as patients from the immediate region of the study hospitals.

Conclusions: To minimize delays the process of patient transfer needs to be streamlined and education of staff in peripheral hospitals undertaken regarding facial injuries.
Keyword Delay
Facial Injury
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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