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THE TRAUMA AUDIT AND RESEARCH NETWORK

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2Years of Severe Injury in Children (ISS > 15)

Grade of most senior clinician involved in patient’s first operation during the time in hospital

Direct admissions to hospital

All operations n = 305

Category

Consultant

Associate

ST3 and

FY / ST 1-2 Other / Not

Specialist

above

recorded

*Paediatric surgeons are a subset of all surgeons with a paediatric speciality.

73.7% of all operations were carried out by consultants, 72.2% of those operations carried out by paediatric specialists were

performed by consultants and 66.2% of severely injured children were anaesthetised for their operation by a consultant

anaesthetist.

0

10

20

30

40

50

60

70

80

Consultant

Associate Specialist

ST3 and above

FY / ST 1-2

Other / Not recorded

Percentage of patients

Grade of surgeon

Grade of paediatric surgeon

Grade of anaesthetist

Grade of surgeon

225 (73.7%)

2 (0.7%)

65 (21.3%)

9 (3.0%)

4 (1.3%)

Grade of paediatric surgeon*

39 (72.2%)

0 (0%)

12 (22.2%)

2 (3.7%)

1 (1.9%)

Grade of anaesthetist

202 (66.2%)

2 (0.7%)

56 (18.4%)

10 (3.3%)

35 (11.5%)