Regional trauma patients have less chance of surviving

A study of NSW Trauma Registry data from 2003 to 2007 has found patients who attend regional trauma centres have significantly less chance of surviving than seriously injured patients who attend a major metropolitan trauma centre.

The study is the first state-wide analysis of major adult trauma trends in New South Wales.

“Regional trauma centres play an important role in the delivery of trauma care, but often lack specialty resources,” the study authors wrote.

Read more at University of Sydney