Criteria for level 1 and level 2 trauma codes: Are pelvic ring injuries undertriaged?
Brittany E Haws, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157, United States
Scott Wuertzer, Leon Lenchik, Department of Radiology, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157, United States
Laura Raffield, Department of Molecular Genetics and Genomics, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157, United States
Anna N Miller, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157, United States
Author contributions: Wuertzer S, Lenchik L and Miller AN designed and performed the research; Haws BE, Raffield L and Miller AN analyzed the data; Haws BE wrote the paper with editing by the remaining authors.
Institutional review board statement: This study has been approved by the Wake Forest Medical Center Institutional Review Board.
Informed consent statement: Consent was not obtained because the presented data was anonymized and risk of identification is low.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors of this study do not endorse any conflicts of interest.
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Correspondence to: Brittany E Haws, BS, Medical Student, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157, United States. email@example.com
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Received: February 17, 2016
Peer-review started: February 19, 2016
First decision: March 25, 2016
Revised: April 8, 2016
Accepted: June 1, 2016
Article in press: June 3, 2016
Published online: August 18, 2016