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Background:

Emergency care information systems in trauma are essential to improve the decision making and identify potential areas of intervention.

Objective:

To describe the first year of experience of trauma registry in two reference trauma centers of the southwestern Colombia.

Methods:

A study conducted in two reference trauma centers of Cali city. There were included those patients with any injury from external causes or trauma occurred between January 1st and December 31st of 2012. Information related with demographics, injury mechanism, severity injury (ISS) and mortality were collected. We presented a descriptive analysis.

Results:

There were registered 17,431 patients whereof 67.8% were male with a mean of 30 (±20) years old. Workplace injuries were the 28.2% cause of emergency consultation, and falls were the most prevalent trauma mechanism. Majority of patients with a ISS ≥15 were in a range age of 18-35 years (6.4%). The 28% of patients with gunshot wounds had a ISS ≥15. An overall of 2.5% of included patients died and those who had a ISS ≥15 and gunshot wounds showed a mortality of 54%.

Conclusion:

Upon the implementation of the trauma registry in two main hospitals of Cali city, we identify that falls and workplace injuries were the leading cause of admission to the emergency room. Severely compromised patients are in the range age of 18-35 years old. Mortality was higher for those patients who suffered gunshot wounds.

Carlos Alberto Ordoñez, -Departamento de Cirugía, Facultad de Salud, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia -Hospital Universitario del Valle, Cali, Colombia -Fundación Valle de Lili, Cali, Colombia -Grupo de Investigación Epidemiología del Trauma y las Lesiones, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia

Departamento de Cirugía

Grupo de Investigación Epidemiología del Trauma y las Lesiones

Mónica Morales, -Hospital Universitario del Valle, Cali, ColombiaHospital Universitario del Valle, Cali, Colombia -Grupo de Investigación Epidemiología del Trauma y las Lesiones, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia

Grupo de Investigación Epidemiología del Trauma y las Lesiones

Johanna Carolina Rojas-Mirquez, -Hospital Universitario del Valle, Cali, ColombiaHospital Universitario del Valle, Cali, Colombia -Grupo de Investigación Epidemiología del Trauma y las Lesiones, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia

Grupo de Investigación Epidemiología del Trauma y las Lesiones

Francisco Javier Bonilla-Escobar, -Global Health Research Group, Division of Trauma and General Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA -Instituto CISALVA, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia

Global Health Research Group, Division of Trauma and General Surgery

Marisol Badiel, -Departamento de Cirugía, Facultad de Salud, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia -Hospital Universitario del Valle, Cali, Colombia

Departamento de Cirugía, Facultad de Salud

Fernando Miñán Arana, Departamento de Cirugía, Facultad de Salud, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia

Departamento de Cirugía, Facultad de Salud

Adolfo González, -Departamento de Cirugía, Facultad de Salud, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia -Hospital Universitario del Valle, Cali, Colombia

Departamento de Cirugía, Facultad de Salud

Luis Fernando Pino, -Departamento de Cirugía, Facultad de Salud, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia -Hospital Universitario del Valle, Cali, Colombia

Departamento de Cirugía, Facultad de Salud

Amadeus Uribe-Gómez, -Fundación Valle de Lili, Cali, Colombia -Universidad ICESI, Cali, Colombia

Universidad ICESI, Cali, Colombia

Mario Alain Herrera, -Departamento de Cirugía, Facultad de Salud, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia -Hospital Universitario del Valle, Cali, Colombia

Departamento de Cirugía, Facultad de Salud

Maria Isabel Gutiérrez-Martínez, Cisalva Institute - Universidad del Valle

Directora, Cisalva Institute, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia.

Profesora, Escuela de Salud Publica, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia.

Juan Carlos Puyana, Global Health Surgery, Division of Trauma and Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Associate Professor, Division of Trauma and Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Michael Abutanos, Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency General Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia, USA

Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency General Surgery

Rao R. Ivatury, Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency General Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia, USA

Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency General Surgery
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Received 2014-11-08
Accepted 2016-09-01
Published 2016-09-21