Where should the damage control surgery be performed, at the nearest health center or at a fully equipped hospital?

UĞUR M., Akkucuk S., Koca Y. S. , Oruc C., Aydogan A., Kilic E., ...More

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.22, no.3, pp.273-277, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


BACKGROUND: Transport of casualties from a combat area to a fully equipped hospital where all techniques of damage control surgery (DCS) can be performed requires a great deal of time. Therefore, prior to transport, prompt control of hemorrhage and contamination should be achieved, and resuscitative procedures should be performed at the nearest health center. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of the location at which DCS was performed on rates of mortality.