Intermountain Risk Score and Trauma

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified February 2015 by Intermountain Health Care, Inc.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sarah Majercik, Intermountain Health Care, Inc. Identifier:
First received: November 6, 2013
Last updated: February 24, 2015
Last verified: February 2015
The investigators hypothesize that a risk score composed of age, sex, and the components of commonly ordered laboratory panels will be predictive of mortality in trauma patients, and will help improve clinicians' ability to make more accurate mortality predictions at the time of admission.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Intermountain Risk Score's Association With Mortality Prediction in Trauma Patients

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Further study details as provided by Intermountain Health Care, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • all cause mortality [ Time Frame: 30 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    To determine whether the Intermountain Risk Score accurately predicts 30 day mortality and one year mortality in trauma patients.

  • all cause mortality [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    measure the ability of the Intermountain Risk Score to predict all cause mortality at one year after the traumatic event

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • experienced clinicians mortality prediction [ Time Frame: 30 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    compare the IMRS to experienced clinicians' ability to predict mortality at 30 days

  • Experienced Clinicians' mortality prediction [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    compare the IMRS to experienced clinicians' ability to predict mortality at 1 year

Estimated Enrollment: 400
Study Start Date: October 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intermountain Risk Score known
Intermountain Risk Score Unknown


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Individuals who suffer from a traumatic injury and present to the Emergency Department as a Trauma Activation

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient presents to Intermountain Medical Center as a Level I or Level II trauma activation.
  • Age ≥18

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who are not admitted to the hospital

    1. Patients who expire in the Emergency Department
    2. Patients who are discharged to home from the Emergency Department
  • Patients who do not have a complete blood count and basic metabolic profile drawn in the Emergency Department as part of routine clinical care.
  • Patients who enter the hospital as "trauma consults." These patients have traumatic injuries, and are often admitted to the trauma service, but the severity of their trauma is not thought to warrant trauma team activation.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT02011412

Contact: Sarah Majercik, MD, MBA 314-288-8957
Contact: Benjamin Horne, PhD

United States, Utah
Intermountain Medical Center Recruiting
Murray, Utah, United States, 84107
Contact: Sarah Majercik, MD, MBA   
Principal Investigator: Sarah Majercik, MD, MBA         
Sub-Investigator: Benjamin D Horne, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Intermountain Health Care, Inc.
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Sarah Majercik, Sarah Majercik MD, MBA, FACS, Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Intermountain Health Care, Inc. Identifier: NCT02011412     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1024710 
Study First Received: November 6, 2013
Last Updated: February 24, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Intermountain Health Care, Inc.:
Scoring Systems
Intermountain Risk Score

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Wounds and Injuries processed this record on February 11, 2016