Early deaths after major trauma at a Level 1 Trauma Centre in KZN

Feroz Ganchi, Mr Timothy Hardcastle

Abstract


By collating data from an established BREC Approved Trauma Database (BE 207/09) we aim to analyze the main cause of early trauma deaths in a level 1 trauma unit in South Africa. The main clinical cause of death (bleeding, traumatic brain injury, other causes of irreversible shock or overwhelming sepsis) will be correlated with time of death and post mortem findings(where available). The results will be analyzed with descriptive statistical methods and where relevant with be compared to current literature. The plan is to disseminate the results as a peer reviewed article in a journal toward the M.Med. degree