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dc.contributor.authorGowing, Christopher J-
dc.contributor.authorMcDermott, Kathleen M-
dc.contributor.authorWard, Linda M-
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Bronte L-
dc.date2014-
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-15T23:01:07Z-
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-04T22:23:34Z-
dc.date.available2018-05-15T23:01:07Z-
dc.date.available2018-10-04T22:23:34Z-
dc.date.issued2015-01-
dc.identifier.citationInternational emergency nursing 2015-01; 23(1): 17-21-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10070/303665-
dc.description.abstractTo examine characteristics of traumatic injury in adults and children at the Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) over a 10 year period. A retrospective review of the RDH Trauma Registry data from 1 January 2003 to 31 December 2012, with analysis of patient demographics, mechanism of injury, Injury Severity Score (ISS), and outcome. Two thousand seven hundred twenty-five patients with an ISS greater than or equal to 9 and met all other study inclusion criteria. Motor vehicle crashes, assaults and falls consistently remained the three most common mechanisms of injury throughout the 10 year period. Indigenous admissions showed a significant downward trend (p = 0.009). Upward trends were noted in presentations from patients aged greater than 44 (p = 0.002), all-terrain vehicle accidents (p <0.001), and hangings (p = 0.003). No other trends were noted to significant at a p <0.05 level. Admitted Indigenous patients were significantly more likely to be present due to assault (p <0.001) and female patients were more likely to present due to assault, falls and motor vehicle crashes (p <0.01) than their counterparts. Presentations for traumatic injury to Royal Darwin Hospital have remained in the most part, consistently stable for the period of 2003-2012. Though there were some increases/decreases in regard to specific demographics and mechanisms, few were found to be statistically significant at a p < 0.05 level.-
dc.language.isoeng-
dc.subjectAustralia-
dc.subjectISS-
dc.subjectIndigenous-
dc.subjectMechanism of injury-
dc.subjectNorthern Territory-
dc.subjectRoyal Darwin Hospital-
dc.subjectTop end-
dc.subjectTrauma-
dc.titleTen years of trauma in the 'top end' of the Northern Territory, Australia: a retrospective analysis.-
dc.typeHistorical Article-
dc.typeJournal Article-
dc.relation.incollectionDept of Health Digital Library
dc.relation.incommunityE-Books
dc.view.styleebooks
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and over-
dc.subject.meshChild-
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschool-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHistory, 21st Century-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInfant-
dc.subject.meshInfant, Newborn-
dc.subject.meshInjury Severity Score-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshNorthern Territory-
dc.subject.meshOceanic Ancestry Group-
dc.subject.meshRegistries-
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studies-
dc.subject.meshTrauma Centers-
dc.subject.meshWounds and Injuries-
dc.subject.meshYoung Adult-
dc.identifier.journaltitleInternational emergency nursing-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ienj.2014.09.006-
dc.identifier.pubmedidhttps://ezpdhcs.nt.gov.au/login?url=https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25455905-
dc.identifier.affiliationNational Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre, Royal Darwin Hospital, PO Box 41326, Casuarina, NT 0811, Australia. Electronic address: christopher.gowing@nt.gov.au..-
dc.identifier.affiliationNational Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre, Royal Darwin Hospital, PO Box 41326, Casuarina, NT 0811, Australia..-
dc.identifier.affiliationMenzies School of Health Research, PO Box 41096, Casuarina, NT 0811, Australia..-
dc.identifier.affiliationNational Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre, Royal Darwin Hospital, PO Box 41326, Casuarina, NT 0811, Australia..-
dc.identifier.pubmedurihttps://ezpdhcs.nt.gov.au/login?url=https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25455905-
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