Research and Analytics in Combat Trauma Care. Converting Data and Experience to Practical Guidelines

Jeremy G. Perkins*, Laura R. Brosch, Alec C. Beekley, Kelly L. Warfield, Charles E. Wade, John B. Holcomb

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Throughout history, wars have resulted in medical advancements, especially in trauma. Once clinical challenges are identified, they require documentation and analysis before changes to care are introduced. The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq led to the collection of clinically relevant data from the entire medical system into a formal trauma registry. Improvements in data collection and human research oversight have allowed more effective and efficient techniques to capture and analyze trauma data, which has enabled rapid development and dissemination of clinical practice guidelines in the midst of war. These data-driven experiences are influencing trauma practice patterns in the civilian community.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1041-1054
Number of pages14
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Volume92
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Afghanistan
  • Clinical practice guidelines
  • Human research protection program
  • Iraq
  • Military trauma registry
  • Research

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