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Analysis of KTDB Registered Trauma Patients from a Single Trauma Center in Korea
Byungchul Yu, Min Chung, Giljae Lee, Mina Lee, Jaejeong Park, Kangkook Choi, Sungyeol Hyun, Yangbin Jeon, Daesung Ma, Young Cheol Yoon, Jungnam Lee
Journal of Trauma and Injury 2015;28(3):123-128
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20408/jti.2015.28.3.123
Published online: September 30, 2015
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Department of Trauma Surgey, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea. jnlee@gilhospital.com
Received: 29 June 2015   • Revised: 4 October 2015   • Accepted: 4 October 2015

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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