REPORTING OF TRAUMA CASES IN EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS OF DIFFERENT HOSPITALS

  1. DR. MUHAMMAD AHMAD SARWAR, AZRA NAHEED MEDICAL COLLEGE LAHORE
  2. DR. MUHAMMAD SADDAM HUSSAIN, THQ THAL HOSPITAL LAYYAH
  3. DR. FOUZIA MUNAWAR, QUAID-E-AZAM MEDICAL COLLEGE BAHAWALPUR

Corresponding Author: Dr. Fouzia Munawar, Quaid-e-Azam Medical College Bahawalpur, fouziamunawar12@gmail.com
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3967584
Cite this article as: Sarwar MA, Hussain MS, Munawar F. Reporting of trauma cases in emergency departments of different hospitals. Int. J. Med. Dent. Allied Health Sci. 2020;2(7). 208-14

ABSTRACT: Globally, the number of injury deaths increased by 24% in the last decade. Each year trauma accounts for forty one million accident emergency department visits and in 2014, 2.3 million traumas related hospital admissions are recorded across the United States. This cross-sectional study was conducted in emergency departments of different hospitals. The data of all the trauma cases presenting in the emergency departments for a period of one month were collected. A total of 302 cases were reported during this time. These 302 cases were divided into different groups according to the cause of trauma i.e. 103 (34.11%) had motorbike accident, 69 (22.85%) had car accidents, 45(14.90%) had history of fall from certain objects, 36 (11.92%) suffered trauma due to fights, 21(6.95%) had trauma during operating machinery. Out of 302 cases, eighty-five patients (28.15%) presented in serious condition and 217 (71.85%) cases presented with mild to moderate injuries.

Keywords: Trauma, Accidents, Emergency