Trauma Patients Over-Triaged to Helicopter Transport in an Established Midwestern State Trauma System
The Journal of Rural Health, 07/11/2012
Smith HL et al. – Study data showed over–triage to helicopter transport was substantial in a mature trauma system. It is recommended that trauma systems develop and monitor compliance with criteria for appropriate use of air medical transport. These actions can assist in refinements to prehospital and interfacility transfer protocols.