Factors Associated with the Transfer of Pediatric Patients with Supracondylar Humerus Fractures to a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center

Glenn S. Russo, Allen M. Ferrucci, Christopher P. Miller, Ethan W. Dean, Garth W. Strohbehn, Natalie E. Dean, Melinda S. Sharkey

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To compare the characteristics of pediatric patients with supracondylar humerus fractures transferred to a level I pediatric trauma center to those who presented directly to our institution.

METHODS: Retrospective chart review of patients with a supracondylar humerus fracture during a 42-month period (2008-2011) at a major level I pediatric trauma center were reviewed. Of 195 patients, 37 were transferred from outside hospitals.

RESULTS: After multivariable analysis, it was determined that transferred patients were significantly more likely to present on the weekends (p = 0.003) and require operative treatment (p < 0.001) as compared to nontransferred patients.

CONCLUSIONS: Injuries requiring operative treatment and presentation on a weekend were independent predictors of the transfer of pediatric patients with supracondylar humerus fractures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)461-466
Number of pages6
JournalConnecticut medicine
Volume79
Issue number8
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015

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    Russo, G. S., Ferrucci, A. M., Miller, C. P., Dean, E. W., Strohbehn, G. W., Dean, N. E., & Sharkey, M. S. (2015). Factors Associated with the Transfer of Pediatric Patients with Supracondylar Humerus Fractures to a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center. Connecticut medicine, 79(8), 461-466.