Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 26, Pages: 1-7
Hong-Jo Kim1 , Sang-Sub Park2 and Hong-Seok Baek3*
1 Graduate School of Emergency Medical Technology, Daejeon University, Daejeon - 300-716, Korea; [email protected]
2 Department of Emergency Medical Technology, ChungCheong University, Cheongju - 361-792, Korea; [email protected]
3 Department of Emergency Medical Technology, Daejeon University, Daejeon - 300-716, Korea; [email protected]
The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between the injury characteristic factors and hospitalization of trauma patients in a single region. This study was conducted in 193 subjects transferred to the emergency medical center at a hospital in U Metropolitan City from January 1 to December 31, 2013. The analysis was performed using an SPSS WIN 20.0 program. As for the emergency treatment items at the pre-hospital stage, emergency patients treated with a cervical plate were 15.49 times more likely to be hospitalized than those treated with Stability assistance (p=.001). As for hospitalization based on the final diagnosis for all of the trauma patients at the in-hospital stage, they were 4.91 times more likely to be hospitalized due to fracture than due to scratches/others (p=0.028). As shown in the results of this study, there are a diversity of complicated injury types and accident characteristics. It is therefore necessary to make institutional reinforcement and supplement injury prevention programs.
Keywords: Injury, Hospitalization, Trauma
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