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Results, Retrospectively Analysed, of the Current Trauma Database in Curacao, Dutch Caribbean

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.397
Pages: 
287–93
Synopsis: 
The objective of this study is to compare incidence-trends of trauma patients. There is a higher incidence of trauma-related injuries, in Curacao compared with countries in the region. This study is a start to set up a new trauma-registry.

 ABSTRACT

Background: A trauma registry plays an important role in the process of health-service improvement. The organization of trauma care in the Caribbean is limited; there is a lack of registry and distribution of patients.

Objective: The purpose was to compare incidence-trends of patients with trauma-related injuries in the Curacao trauma registry over 14 years, since Curacao is part of the Dutch Caribbean.

Accepted: 
11 Sep, 2015
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e-Published: 11 Mar, 2016
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