Geriatric patients on antithrombotic therapy as a criterion for trauma team activation leads to over triage.

Affiliation

Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 1015 Walnut St, Curtis Building Suite 620, Philadelphia, PA, 19107, USA. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Our institution amended its trauma activation criteria to require a Level II activation for patients ≥65 years old on antithrombotic medication presenting with suspected head trauma.

Keywords

Anticoagulation,Antithrombotic,Geriatric trauma,Overtriage,Triage,Undertriage,

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