Canada Research Chair in Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation

France Légaré contributes to an article on urban vs. rural emergency mortality rates

In the article Profile of trauma mortality and trauma care resources at rural emergency departments and urban trauma centres in Quebec: a population-based, retrospective cohort study, published in BMJ Open, authors compare mortality rates between trauma patients treated in rural emergency departments (EDs) with those treated in urban trauma centres in Quebec. They also compared the availability of trauma care resources and services between these two settings. The study revealed that trauma patients treated in rural EDs had a higher mortality rate and were more likely to die prehospital or in the ED than patients treated at an urban trauma centre. Study results were limited by a lack of accurate prehospital times in the trauma registry.

By France Légaré, 03/06/2019