Identifying Hidden Vulnerabilities in patients presenting to the Emergency Department with Major Trauma


Lauren Green, University Hospital Southampton

Rob Crouch, University of the West of England

Lower socioeconomic status is associated with an increased likelihood of trauma; greater severity of injuries; prolonged hospitalisation and 30-day mortality from trauma. This presentation focuses on the study design and results of a retrospective cross-sectional data analysis conducted at a Major Trauma Centre. The study identifies demographics of most vulnerable individuals and compares hospital presentations; injuries and outcomes in vulnerable and comparator groups.