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2YEARS OF SEVERE INJURY IN CHILDREN

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

Time to first surgery from arrival at hospital

Direct admissions to hospital

Category*

Number of severely

Median hours

Interquartile

injured children with

to operation

range (hours)

operations recorded

*Patients can appear in multiple groups

Operations 24 hours after admission are excluded

The majority of surgical intervention takes place in a timely fashion although improvement may follow as trauma systems

develop.

0

4

8

12

16

20

All surgery, ISS > 15

Neurosurgery

Abdominal surgery

Cardiothoracic surgery Orthopaedic surgery

Median Hours To

2013 & 2014

2012

All surgery, ISS > 15

228

3.35

1.8 - 7.0

Abdominal surgery

22

2.5

1.7 - 4.1

Cardiothoracic surgery

11

2.1

1.4 - 2.8

Neurosurgery

123

2.7

1.5 - 4.8

Orthopaedic surgery

63

5.8

3.0 - 15.3