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Risk of Death May Linger for Trauma Survivors
Date:3/8/2011

By Serena Gordon
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, March 8 (HealthDay News) -- People who've survived a trauma still face an increased risk of dying, even as long as three years after the initial injury, new research suggests.

Those who are discharged from the hospital to a skilled nursing facility appear to face the highest risk of death, according to the study. People between 31 and 65 who are discharged to a skilled nursing facility after surviving a trauma face about twice the risk of dying, compared to someone of the same age who's discharged to home.

"Mortality rates are declining for trauma patients in the pre-hospital and hospital setting, but when you look at the long-term survival, it is not improving," said the study's senior author, Dr. Saman Arbabi, the acute care section head at Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center in Seattle.

"When we looked at the mortality rates after discharge, we found the ones who go to skilled nursing facilities are at a much higher risk of death even after adjusting for confounding factors, such as severity of injury," said Arbabi. "But that doesn't mean that skilled nursing facilities are doing something wrong, just that this group of patients is the one we should probably be focusing on. Do they need more medical oversight? Do they need more rehabilitation? Should they stay in the hospital longer?"

Results of the study are published in the March 9 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

The study included data from 124,421 trauma patients from 78 trauma hospitals in the state of Washington from 1995 to 2008. Trauma includes injuries such as those sustained in motor vehicle accidents, falls and penetrating wounds, like a gunshot.

The researchers found that 7,243 people died before hospital discharge, and 21,045 died following hospital discharge. The average age of the patients was 53, and 59 percent of them were male. <
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