The cost of major trauma in NSW
Trauma or injury is a complex disease requiring a systematic approach to treatment. In NSW, trauma is managed at one of eleven major trauma centres and importantly the economic burden of a high trauma casemix to the hospital is unknown.
This project represents the first phase of a program of research around the economic cost of trauma to society. The aim is to explore the true cost of the acute treatment of trauma (to trauma centres in NSW) and secondly to investigate demographic factors and mechanisms of injury associated with higher treatment costs.
Clinical A/Prof Kate Curtis, Dr Parissa Glass, Mr Colman Taylor, Prof John Myburgh, A/Prof Stephen Jan (The George Institute for International Health), Prof Deborah Black, Dr Mary Lam (National Centre for Classification in Health, University of Sydney)
Clinical A/Prof Kate Curtis
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