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2011-07-30 01:52:29

More than 8 in 10 Ontarians say they would want to be taken directly to a trauma center if they were seriously injured More than eight in 10 Ontarians say they would want to be taken directly to a trauma centre if they were seriously injured, even if another hospital were closer, a new poll has found. The poll, conducted for researchers at St. Michael's Hospital, also found that 40 per cent of respondents believe they can get access to a trauma centre within an hour of calling 911. Neither...

2011-06-03 13:21:18

Study finds hospitals need to measure quality of care Hospitals that provide quality care for young people do not always provide the same quality care for the elderly, a new study has found. As our population ages and requires more healthcare, hospitals need to measure the quality of care they provide for the over 65s and implement programs to meet their distinct needs, said the study's author, Dr. Avery Nathens, trauma director at St. Michael's Hospital. The study, published in the June...

2010-11-03 00:42:33

Risk of dying is 24 percent greater if a patient first stops at a non-trauma center Severely injured patients should be transported directly from the scene of an accident to a trauma center, even if it means bypassing a closer hospital, according to new research that shows this results in a nearly 25 per cent lower death rate. However, even though 80 to 85 per cent of people in North America live within a one-hour drive or flight of a trauma center, 30 to 60 per cent of severely injured...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.