Surgery

Delays in care longer for female trauma patients

Female trauma patients have longer delays in trauma care and an increased likelihood of discharge to long-term care facilities compared with male trauma patients, according to a study published online May 18 in JAMA Surgery.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Trauma centers expand care to treat patients beyond physical injury

Most patients who show signs of alcohol or opioid/stimulant drug use associated with injury now undergo screening and/or intervention in Level I and II trauma centers, according to national survey results. Screenings and ...

Surgery

Increased tourniquet use has saved lives in Los Angeles County

Uncontrolled bleeding continues to be one of the most common causes of preventable death from a traumatic injury. However, patient survival from such injuries has improved in Los Angeles County due to an increased use of ...

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