Paediatric Rural vs Urban Trauma

Overview

Retrospective cohort study examining paediatric trauma admission over 1 year in a rural hospital vs urban centre

Full Title of Study: “Comparing Paediatric Trauma Presentations in a Rural District General Hospital and an Urban Major Trauma Centre: a Retrospective Cohort Study”

Study Type

  • Study Type: Observational
  • Study Design
    • Time Perspective: Retrospective
  • Study Primary Completion Date: April 1, 2020

Detailed Description

As above. All patient data was anonymised.

Interventions

  • Other: Type of hospital (rural DGH vs Urban MTC)
    • In this small cohort study, the hospital in which the patients were treated was the intervention. One was in a rural area and was a district general, whereas one was in an urban enviroment and was a major trauma centre.

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • Urban trauma cohort
    • All paediatric trauma admissions in an urban, MTC treated operatively, isolated from a departmental trauma list between 1st April 2019- 1st April 2021
  • Rural trauma cohort
    • All paediatric trauma admissions in a rural district general, treated operatively, isolated from a departmental trauma list between 1st April 2019- 1st April 2021

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • Type of operation performed
    • Time Frame: 1st April 2019- 1st April 2020
    • Type of orthopaedic intervention documented
  • Distribution of type of paediatric trauma
    • Time Frame: 1st April 2019- 1st April2020
    • Sub-types of fractures seen documented

Secondary Measures

  • Seasonality of trauma
    • Time Frame: 1st April 2019- 1st April 2020
    • winter vs summer months trauma numbers documented

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • All paediatric trauma in each centre over the above time frame, treated operatively, seen on an acute orthopaedic take Exclusion Criteria:

  • Adults, non-operative trauma

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: N/A

Maximum Age: 16 Years

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Mrs Jennifer M Dunn
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Sponsor-Investigator: Mrs Jennifer M Dunn, ST3 (Trauma and Orthopaedics) – NHS Highland
  • Overall Official(s)
    • Jennifer Dunn, Principal Investigator, NHS Highland

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