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2021 ESO Trauma Index

Insights and Best Practices for Trauma System Stakeholders

This year, we are launching our inaugural ESO Trauma Index to accompany our EMS Index and Fire Service Index. The 2021 ESO Trauma Index is meant to serve as a point of reference for trauma system stakeholders to identify which areas of their trauma program are in alignment with national data and which areas represent an opportunity for improvement – or at least further assessment and evaluation.

The Trauma Index uses ESO data compiled from nearly 600 participating hospitals and represents 802,940 patient records from January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020.

Here are some of the questions we hope the 2021 Trauma Index will help you ask and investigate using your own data:

  • What percentage of trauma patients receive whole blood? How soon do they receive it?
  • What percentage of trauma patients receive PRBCs within the first four hours of arrival?
  • What is the time to head CT for patients with traumatic brain injuries?
  • What is the time to antibiotics for patients with open long bone fractures?
  • What is the time to surgical repair for geriatric patients with hip fractures? What is the frequency of hospital events (such as deep vein thrombosis or severe sepsis)?
  • What is the injury severity score (ISS) breakdown?

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Read the ESO Trauma Index for analysis of whole blood usage for trauma patients, time to surgical repair for geriatric patients with hip fractures, ISS score summary, and more. Access the 2021 ESO Trauma Index by filling out the form to have it delivered directly to your inbox.

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