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Understanding preventable deaths in the geriatric trauma population: analysis of 3,452,339 patients from the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services Database.

Ang D, Nieto K, Sutherland M, et al. Understanding preventable deaths in the geriatric trauma population: analysis of 3,452,339 patients from the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services Database. Am Surg. 2021:31348211056284. Epub 2021 Nov 12.

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December 1, 2021
Ang D, Nieto K, Sutherland M, et al. Am Surg. 2021;Epub Nov 12.

Patient safety indicators (PSI) are measures that focus on quality of care and potentially preventable adverse events. This study estimated odds of preventable mortality of older adults with traumatic injuries and identified the PSIs that are associated with the highest level of preventable mortality.  Strategies to reduce preventable mortality in older adults are presented (e.g. utilization of national guidelines, minimization of central venous catheter use, addressing polypharmacy).

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Ang D, Nieto K, Sutherland M, et al. Understanding preventable deaths in the geriatric trauma population: analysis of 3,452,339 patients from the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services Database. Am Surg. 2021:31348211056284. Epub 2021 Nov 12.