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Characteristics of repeat trauma patients, San Diego County.
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PMID:  7604899     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Data on 22,312 admissions to the San Diego County Trauma System were used to identify 185 trauma patients admitted repeatedly to trauma units. These patients were compared with the entire group of nonrepeating trauma patients admitted during the 80-month period of the study. In comparison with nonrepeaters, the repeaters were younger, were more often men, were more often Black, and were much more frequently victims of assault. Forty-eight percent of the repeaters were injured by the same general mechanism on both admissions.
B E Hedges; J E Dimsdale; D B Hoyt; C Berry; K Leitz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0090-0036     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  1995 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-08-10     Completed Date:  1995-08-10     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1008-10     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla 92093-0804, USA.
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MeSH Terms
California / epidemiology
Ethnic Groups / statistics & numerical data
Regional Medical Programs
Registries / statistics & numerical data
Retrospective Studies
Sex Distribution
Trauma Centers
Wounds and Injuries / epidemiology*,  etiology

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