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Mortality and return to work in patients transported by emergency ambulance after involvement in a traffic accident

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Ringgren, Kristian Bundgaard ; Mills, Elisabeth Helen Anna ; Christensen, Erika Frischknecht ; Mortensen, Rikke Nørmark ; Torp-Pedersen, Christian ; Kragholm, Kristian Hay. / Mortality and return to work in patients transported by emergency ambulance after involvement in a traffic accident. In: BMC Emergency Medicine. 2020 ; Vol. 20, No. 1. pp. 90.

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title = "Mortality and return to work in patients transported by emergency ambulance after involvement in a traffic accident",
abstract = "INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND: Traffic accidents constitute a common reason for injury. Little is known about long-term outcomes for patients following a traffic accident. Therefore, in this present paper, we examine 1-day, 30-day and 1-year mortality, and return to work (RTW) during a 1-year period.METHODS: Patients (between 18 and 65 years of age) who had an ambulance dispatched to them following a traffic accident and who were employed prior to the accident were identified from the Electronic Prehospital Emergency Patient (amPHI{\texttrademark}) database in the North Denmark Region (catchment population ≈600,000) during 2006-2014. Outcomes of 1- and 30- and 365-day mortality and 1-year return to work (RTW), with mortality as competing risk. We stratified by intensive care unit (ICU) admission; and the anatomical region of injury (head/neck, thorax, abdomen, extremities and multiple injuries) is reported.RESULTS: Of 6072 patients in our study population, 59 (1%) died within 1 day and 76 (1.3%) within 30 days; 88 (1.5%) were dead within a year. Thirty-day mortality was 1.7% for the 290 patients admitted to the ICU, and 1.2% for the remaining 5782 patients. Within the study population, RTW rate was 92.7% (N = 5984). RTW was 84.8% among 290 ICU-admitted patients versus 93.1% for the remaining 5782 patients. RTW rate was 94.6% for the 1793 patients discharged with a diagnosis of head/neck injury. Of 671 patients with a discharge diagnosis for the thoracic region, 92.6% returned to work. Of 402 patients with abdominal injury diagnoses, 90.8% returned to work. Of 1603 patients discharged with a diagnosis of extremity injury, the RTW rate was 93.6%. Of 192 patients with a discharge diagnosis of injury in multiple regions, 91.7% returned to work.CONCLUSION: Overall, mortality rates were low and RTW rates high in patients who had an ambulance dispatched due to a traffic accident. Those admitted to the ICU had the lowest RTW rate, yet still around 80% returned to work.",
author = "Ringgren, {Kristian Bundgaard} and Mills, {Elisabeth Helen Anna} and Christensen, {Erika Frischknecht} and Mortensen, {Rikke N{\o}rmark} and Christian Torp-Pedersen and Kragholm, {Kristian Hay}",
year = "2020",
month = nov,
day = "12",
doi = "10.1186/s12873-020-00382-3",
language = "English",
volume = "20",
pages = "90",
journal = "BMC Emergency Medicine",
issn = "1471-227X",
publisher = "BioMed Central Ltd",
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TY - JOUR

T1 - Mortality and return to work in patients transported by emergency ambulance after involvement in a traffic accident

AU - Ringgren, Kristian Bundgaard

AU - Mills, Elisabeth Helen Anna

AU - Christensen, Erika Frischknecht

AU - Mortensen, Rikke Nørmark

AU - Torp-Pedersen, Christian

AU - Kragholm, Kristian Hay

PY - 2020/11/12

Y1 - 2020/11/12

N2 - INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND: Traffic accidents constitute a common reason for injury. Little is known about long-term outcomes for patients following a traffic accident. Therefore, in this present paper, we examine 1-day, 30-day and 1-year mortality, and return to work (RTW) during a 1-year period.METHODS: Patients (between 18 and 65 years of age) who had an ambulance dispatched to them following a traffic accident and who were employed prior to the accident were identified from the Electronic Prehospital Emergency Patient (amPHI™) database in the North Denmark Region (catchment population ≈600,000) during 2006-2014. Outcomes of 1- and 30- and 365-day mortality and 1-year return to work (RTW), with mortality as competing risk. We stratified by intensive care unit (ICU) admission; and the anatomical region of injury (head/neck, thorax, abdomen, extremities and multiple injuries) is reported.RESULTS: Of 6072 patients in our study population, 59 (1%) died within 1 day and 76 (1.3%) within 30 days; 88 (1.5%) were dead within a year. Thirty-day mortality was 1.7% for the 290 patients admitted to the ICU, and 1.2% for the remaining 5782 patients. Within the study population, RTW rate was 92.7% (N = 5984). RTW was 84.8% among 290 ICU-admitted patients versus 93.1% for the remaining 5782 patients. RTW rate was 94.6% for the 1793 patients discharged with a diagnosis of head/neck injury. Of 671 patients with a discharge diagnosis for the thoracic region, 92.6% returned to work. Of 402 patients with abdominal injury diagnoses, 90.8% returned to work. Of 1603 patients discharged with a diagnosis of extremity injury, the RTW rate was 93.6%. Of 192 patients with a discharge diagnosis of injury in multiple regions, 91.7% returned to work.CONCLUSION: Overall, mortality rates were low and RTW rates high in patients who had an ambulance dispatched due to a traffic accident. Those admitted to the ICU had the lowest RTW rate, yet still around 80% returned to work.

AB - INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND: Traffic accidents constitute a common reason for injury. Little is known about long-term outcomes for patients following a traffic accident. Therefore, in this present paper, we examine 1-day, 30-day and 1-year mortality, and return to work (RTW) during a 1-year period.METHODS: Patients (between 18 and 65 years of age) who had an ambulance dispatched to them following a traffic accident and who were employed prior to the accident were identified from the Electronic Prehospital Emergency Patient (amPHI™) database in the North Denmark Region (catchment population ≈600,000) during 2006-2014. Outcomes of 1- and 30- and 365-day mortality and 1-year return to work (RTW), with mortality as competing risk. We stratified by intensive care unit (ICU) admission; and the anatomical region of injury (head/neck, thorax, abdomen, extremities and multiple injuries) is reported.RESULTS: Of 6072 patients in our study population, 59 (1%) died within 1 day and 76 (1.3%) within 30 days; 88 (1.5%) were dead within a year. Thirty-day mortality was 1.7% for the 290 patients admitted to the ICU, and 1.2% for the remaining 5782 patients. Within the study population, RTW rate was 92.7% (N = 5984). RTW was 84.8% among 290 ICU-admitted patients versus 93.1% for the remaining 5782 patients. RTW rate was 94.6% for the 1793 patients discharged with a diagnosis of head/neck injury. Of 671 patients with a discharge diagnosis for the thoracic region, 92.6% returned to work. Of 402 patients with abdominal injury diagnoses, 90.8% returned to work. Of 1603 patients discharged with a diagnosis of extremity injury, the RTW rate was 93.6%. Of 192 patients with a discharge diagnosis of injury in multiple regions, 91.7% returned to work.CONCLUSION: Overall, mortality rates were low and RTW rates high in patients who had an ambulance dispatched due to a traffic accident. Those admitted to the ICU had the lowest RTW rate, yet still around 80% returned to work.

U2 - 10.1186/s12873-020-00382-3

DO - 10.1186/s12873-020-00382-3

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 33183237

VL - 20

SP - 90

JO - BMC Emergency Medicine

JF - BMC Emergency Medicine

SN - 1471-227X

IS - 1

ER -

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