Trauma Audit in Phichit Hospital in 2003 - 2004
AbstractTrauma management system is very complicated, critical and the patients have to passed many processes. If a management deficiency occurs in any process, it will bring about the complication or mortality. To improve the quality of traumatic care in hospital, it is necessary to know all deficiencies occurring in the process in order to make an efficient and timely development plan. Trauma audit committee, Phichit hospital, therefore, set up the trauma audit system to explore the management deficiency and preventable death in 78 traumatic patients dying during October 2002 – September 2003. The study revealed that there were 37 contributed to mortality. The preventable death was 10 cases (12.8% of dead cases). And 89 traumatic patients dying during October 2003 – September 2004. The study revealed that there were 21 contributed to mortality. The preventable death was 4 cases (4.5% of dead cases) . This study had created the trauma audit model and information used for improving the traumatic management system and reducing the management deficiency and preventable death.