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Association Between Insurance and Pediatric Trauma Mortality During First Hospitalization Day Among Patients with Severe Injuries
Sergey Tarima, PhD, Allison Ertl, MS and Laura D. Cassidy, MS, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee WI; Jonathan I. Groner, MD, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus OH

Abstract:
Introduction: Insurance plays an important role in health care and consequently affects it quality. Since the first day after admission is associated with the highest mortality among trauma patients, it is highly important to investigate the effect of insurance on the first day mortality among patients with severe injuries. Methods: In-hospital mortality during the first day after admission was evaluated using Ohio trauma registry. Patients were grouped in Commercial, Government, Self-pay and Unknown insurance categories. The association with insurance was evaluated with chi-squared tests and was modeled with logistic regression. Results: There were 247 deaths among 2735 admissions with injury severity score >15, 103 were observed on day one. The mortality was equal to 3.4% for Government, 7.3% for Self-pay (odds ratio = 2.3 versus Government, p.
Objective:
To demonstrate association between insurance and pediatric trauma mortality during first hospitalization day among patients with severe injuries.
Objective Content: At the end of this activity, the learner will be able to demonstrate how insurance is associated with pediatric trauma mortality on first hospitalization day among patients with serve injuries.


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