NTDB DATA POINTS
FIGURE 1. HOSPITAL DISCHARGE STATUS
ventilator for an average of seven
days (see Figure 1, this page).
Our society has become
increasingly dependent on
technology, and it is amazing
what one can do with a metal
and glass device the size of a 3"
x 5" index card. One can be in
constant communication with
friends, loved ones, employers,
and employees; almost any
contact or information is in
reach from your smart device.
However, aside from getting a
stiff neck from looking down
while being a petextrian,
one could join the walking
dead as a result of being a
smombie while trying to cross
the street. For safety tips on
preventing pedestrian injuries,
go to the American Academy
of Orthopaedic Surgeons
website at http://orthoinfo.
Throughout the year, we
will be highlighting these data
through brief reports that will
be found monthly in the Bulletin.
The National Trauma Data Bank
Annual Report 2015 is available
on the ACS website at facs.
ntdb. In addition, information is
available on our website about
how to obtain NTDB data for
more detailed study. If you are
interested in submitting your
trauma center’s data, contact
Melanie L. Neal, Manager,
NTDB, at firstname.lastname@example.org. ♦
Statistical support for this article
was provided by Chrystal Caden-Price, Data Analyst, NTDB.
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