Traumatic Characteristics of the Forensic Cases Admitted to Emergency Department and Errors in the Forensic Reports

Overview

Objectives: to detect the mistakes and deficiencies of the forensic reports which was written and to detect the injury characteristics of the forensic cases applied to emergency service of a tertiary hospital.

Full Title of Study: “Characteristics of the Traumatic Forensic Cases Admitted to Emergency Department and Errors in the Forensic Reports”

Study Type

  • Study Type: Observational
  • Study Design
    • Time Perspective: Retrospective
  • Study Primary Completion Date: December 31, 2014

Detailed Description

All patients who applied for reasons such as crushing, traffic accidents, firearms and explosive injuries, assault, all kinds of injuries, burns, electric shock, asphyxia, torture, child abuse, falls and other injuries, poisoning and suicide attempt are a forensic case.Traumatic forensic cases are often confronted in emergency departments, Aim to this study is to detect the mistakes and deficiencies of the forensic reports which was written and also aimed to detect the injury characteristics of the forensic cases applied to emergency department which is the most important center in region at a tertiary hospital.

Interventions

  • Other: Forensic cases
    • Forensic cases which were admitted to the Emergency Department

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • Forensic cases admitted to Emergency department
    • Time Frame: one year
    • Forensic cases by data obtained from medical records

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • Traumatic forensic cases which written a forensic report were included in study.

Exclusion Criteria

  • The forensic cases which can not be reached the forensic report and patients' emergency department chart

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: 120 Years

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: No

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Adiyaman University Research Hospital
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Principal Investigator: Umut Gulacti, Dr – Adiyaman University Research Hospital
  • Overall Official(s)
    • Umut Gulacti, Principal Investigator, Adiyaman University of Medical Faculty

References

Buchanan A, Norko M. The forensic evaluation and report: an agenda for research. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2013;41(3):359-65. Review.

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