REVIEW – December 2018

Trauma system and outcomes of severely injured patients in Estonia

Authors: Sten Saar, Jaak Lepp, Arkadi Popov, Vassili Novak, Kuido Nõmm, Urmas Lepner, Toomas Asser, Indrek Rätsep, Marika Väli, Joel Starkopf, Peep Talving

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Injury related deaths reduce more years of life in the global population compared to all cardiac and cancer related deaths combined. Traumatic deaths in Estonia are among the highest in the European Union. The purpose of the current article was to review the Estonian trauma system and outcomes of severely injured trauma victims.