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Severity of injuries in traffic accidents increased 20% in 10 years

Large number of increasingly complex cases in the hospital clinic generates annual spending to $ 57 million to SUS SP

 
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Survey Institute of Orthopaedics, Hospital of the University of São Paulo (USP) suggests that the severity of the trauma patients admitted increased 20% in 10 years. The high number of increasingly complex cases in the drive has generated annual expenditures of SUS to $ 57 million.

According to the orthopedist Kodi Kojima, coordinator of the Trauma Institute, the efficiency of the rescue and the growing number of motorcycle accidents and high energy are directly linked to increasing complexity of trauma.

Within a decade, the number of patients with multiple trauma - fracture over the commitment of some other body - rose from 13% to 21%. Patients with more than one fracture from 26% to 31%. As for the more complex fractures (multifragmentadas) had an increase of 7%.

The number of patients did not vary much in this period. What we noticed was an increase in the severity of patients and fractures, orthopedic notes.

For Kojima, efficiency and speed of the rescue services means that victims of serious accidents reach the hospital. The patient a few years ago would have no chance and died at the scene, now comes to our emergency department. Enough with your overall health much impaired and multiple fractures, most of them serious, he says.

The complexity of the cases received at the institute follows the curve of increasing motorcycle accidents treated at the Hospital das Clinicas. Most hospitalized with this type of fracture are young, at the height of productivity, which end up having a life interrupted by a period. These traumas, increasingly complex, generate costs for the state and a series of problems for patients until their full recovery, this is not being left with permanent sequelae, complete Kodi.

Source: Isaude.net
   Palavras-chave:   Trauma    Motorcycle accident    HC    Clinical Hospital    USP    Universidade de São Paulo   
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