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Injury trends and mortality in adult patients with major trauma in New South Wales

Stuart G Stapleton, Rod O Bishop and James L Mallows
Med J Aust 2013; 198 (9): 480-481. || doi: 10.5694/mja12.11485
Published online: 20 May 2013

To the Editor: It is pleasing to see Curtis and colleagues report injury trends and mortality across New South Wales,1 but the data are old and precede major changes to the NSW trauma system. We are concerned that the conclusions of this study will be misapplied by policymakers, leading to unnecessary out-of-area transport of injured patients.

  • Stuart G Stapleton
  • Rod O Bishop
  • James L Mallows

  • Nepean Hospital, Sydney, NSW.


Acknowledgements: 

We thank Ian Seppelt for helping to review the manuscript.

Competing interests:

No relevant disclosures.

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