Impact of Referring Hospital Imaging on Mortality at a Level I Trauma Center.


Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Division of Trauma & Critical Care, Nashville, Tennessee. Electronic address: [Email]


Computed tomography (CT) has become a standard adjunct in the evaluation of patients with trauma. However, utility of imaging at the referring hospital remains controversial. We study the effect of CT scans at referring hospitals on in-hospital mortality at a receiving trauma center.


Mortality,Pretransfer imaging,Transfer times,Trauma patients,