Study: Blood test may help predict mortality risk in trauma cases

01/18/2013 | Deseret News (Salt Lake City), The

Researchers in Utah have found that a simple blood test often performed on patients upon hospital admission can help doctors estimate the risk of death in trauma patients. A computerized algorithm, called the Intermountain Risk Score, determines various components of a complete blood count and other factors and can yield results in about one hour. Researchers said the score could improve decision-making for trauma patient management and should be considered as part of a care plan model.

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