Intensity of trauma care Temporal studies

njury is a leading cause of death and disability among adults over 65. While the trauma care system has protocols in place to assess and treat injury, understanding the care older adults receive may allow hospitals to better plan for the needs of this growing population. We developed a score that classifies the intensity of care (IoC) given to older … Read More

Impact of adding level II and III trauma centers on volume and disease severity at a nearby level I trauma center Temporal studies

s emergency care becomes increasingly regionalized, systems planners must determine how system expansion impacts existing system assets. We hypothesized that accrediting new Level II and III trauma centers impacted the trauma patient census and severity at a nearby Level I trauma center and estimated the magnitude of the impact. We conducted an interrupted time series analysis using monthly patient counts … Read More

Evaluating the impact of flexible alcohol trading hours on violence: an interrupted time series analysis Temporal studies

n November 24th 2005, the Government of England and Wales removed regulatory restrictions on the times at which licensed premises could sell alcohol. This study tests availability theory by treating the implementation of Licensing Act (2003) as a natural experiment in alcohol policy. An interrupted time series design was employed to estimate the Act’s immediate and delayed impact on violence … Read More