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Polytrauma outcome: implementation of health-related quality of life assessment into the German Trauma Registry


Kamp, Oliver; Pfeifer, Roman; Ritschel, Michaela; Flohe, Sascha; Bieler, Dan (2019). Polytrauma outcome: implementation of health-related quality of life assessment into the German Trauma Registry. European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery:Epub ahead of print.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

As a result of improvement in polytrauma management within the last years, more patients survive a significant trauma. Trauma registers, such as the TraumaRegister DGU$^{®}$, played a role in identifying risk factors of poor outcomes which led to an improvement of survival rates. In recent years the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) after trauma got into the focus of trauma studies.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

Under the sponsorship of the German Society of Trauma Surgery (DGU) the members of the Committee on Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care and Trauma Management (Sektion NIS) convened intending to identify an assessment tool for implementation into the TraumaRegister DGU$^{®}$.

RESULTS

After the conduct of a systematic literature review, the working group decided to choose the 12-item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-12) and five more questions, capturing the satisfaction of treatment, work capacity and trauma-related medical treatment.

CONCLUSION

The data collection of HRQoL and the additional variables started in 2017 in participating clinics as a part of the regular data collection of the TraumaRegister DGU$^{®}$.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

As a result of improvement in polytrauma management within the last years, more patients survive a significant trauma. Trauma registers, such as the TraumaRegister DGU$^{®}$, played a role in identifying risk factors of poor outcomes which led to an improvement of survival rates. In recent years the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) after trauma got into the focus of trauma studies.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

Under the sponsorship of the German Society of Trauma Surgery (DGU) the members of the Committee on Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care and Trauma Management (Sektion NIS) convened intending to identify an assessment tool for implementation into the TraumaRegister DGU$^{®}$.

RESULTS

After the conduct of a systematic literature review, the working group decided to choose the 12-item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-12) and five more questions, capturing the satisfaction of treatment, work capacity and trauma-related medical treatment.

CONCLUSION

The data collection of HRQoL and the additional variables started in 2017 in participating clinics as a part of the regular data collection of the TraumaRegister DGU$^{®}$.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Department of Trauma Surgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:19 November 2019
Deposited On:09 Jan 2020 10:00
Last Modified:09 Jan 2020 10:01
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1863-9933
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s00068-019-01270-7
PubMed ID:31745607

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