Analysis of Transport to an American College of Surgeons Level I Trauma Center.

Affiliation

Department of Surgery, Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ; Department of Anesthesiology, Columbia University Medical Center, NY, NY; Department of Surgery, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Efficient patient transportation by ground emergency medical services (GEMS) or helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) to a trauma center is vital for optimal care. We investigated differences between the modes of transport in terms of demographics, injury, scene location, and outcome.