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Table 1 Patient and injury characteristic comparison between two eras

From: The impact of shorter prehospital transport times on outcomes in patients with abdominal vascular injuries

  Era 1 (1991–1994) Era 2 (1995–2004)
Volume 70 (23/year) 318 (35/year)*
Age (mean) 31 32
Sex (male) 93% 94%
Mechanism (penetrating) 95% 94%
Gunshot wounds 91% 94%
Scene time (mean) 19 minutes 12 minutes*
Base deficit (mean) -9 -11
Hypotensive at presentation 63% 91%*
EMS transport time (mean) 27 minutes 20 minutes*
Associated injuries per patient 1.7 1.9
Time in ED (mean) 25.4 minutes 14.1 minutes*
RBC transfused in O.R. (mean) 13.4 units 14.8 units
Mortality 37% 67%*
  1. Legend:
  2. * = p < 0.05.
  3. Hypotensive = <90 mmHg sBP.
  4. ED = emergency department.
  5. RBC = red blood cells.
  6. O.R. = operating room.