Simple Blood Test Can Help Identify Trauma Patients at Greatest Risk of Death, Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute Study

Published: Jan 18, 2013

A simple, inexpensive blood test performed on trauma patients upon admission can help doctors easily identify patients at greatest risk of death, according to a new study by researchers at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City. The Intermountain Medical Center research study of more than 9,500 patients discovered that some trauma patients are up to 58 times more likely to die than others, regardless of the severity of their original injuries.

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