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J Trauma Inj. 2015 Sep;28(3):123-128. Korean. Original Article.
Yu B , Chung M , Lee G , Lee M , Park J , Choi K , Hyun S , Jeon Y , Ma D , Yoon YC , Lee J .
Department of Trauma Surgey, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea.

PURPOSE: Establishment of the trauma system changed quality of trauma care in many countries. As one of the first designated level 1 trauma center in Korea, we analyzed trauma registration data in 2014. METHODS: Data was extracted from Korean Trauma Data Base (KTDB) that was started from august 2013. Variables related to demographics and trauma was collected through the year 2014. RESULTS: There were 3269 trauma patients who admitted to our hospital and registered to KTDB in 2014. Median age was 49 years, 64.4% were men, and 90% of patients were blunt in mechanism. Median injury severity score (ISS) was 5, mean revised trauma score (RTS) was 7.65. There were 138 (4.2%) deaths and 87 (2.7%) patients of them was death after admission. CONCLUSION: This is the first report using KTDB registration from our institution. Trauma volume is appropriate but it should be compared with other trauma centers in Korea. In future national analysis of KTDB is mandatory.

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