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Rogaland Trauma System Study (RTSS)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation Identifier:
First received: April 3, 2009
Last updated: May 7, 2013
Last verified: May 2013
The purpose of this study is to improve performance, Stavanger University Hospital (SUH) reorganized key system structures and introduced in 2009 mandatory documentation of field Revised Trauma Score on trauma patients, tiered trauma team activation and new guidelines for field triage. Through a before and after study, the investigators aim to measure how the quality improvement initiative will influence structure, process and outcomes variables.

Condition Intervention
Other: Trauma patients

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Trauma System Evolution. A Quality Improvement Study of the Trauma System at Stavanger University Hospital, Norway.

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Further study details as provided by Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Diagnostic accuracy [ Time Frame: 7 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Over and undertriage

Enrollment: 1812
Study Start Date: February 2009
Study Completion Date: January 2010
Primary Completion Date: January 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Trauma patients
Included in trauma registry
Other: Trauma patients


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Included in trauma registry

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Excluded from trauma registry
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00876564

Stavanger University Hospital
Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway, 4011
Sponsors and Collaborators
Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation
Principal Investigator: Marius Rehn, MD Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation Identifier: NCT00876564     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2009/228-CAG(REK) 
Study First Received: April 3, 2009
Last Updated: May 7, 2013
Health Authority: Norway:National Committee for Medical and Health Research Ethics
Norway: Norwegian Social Science Data Services

Keywords provided by Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation:
Triage precision

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries processed this record on December 09, 2016