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


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]


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.


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

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