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Clinical guidance for the management of elderly major trauma patients

 

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Clinical guidance for the management of elderly major trauma patients

There are 11.5 million people aged 65 and older and this is the fastest growing age group in the UK, rising from 18% of the population now to 25% by 2040.

The Trauma Audit Research Network (TARN) reported that major trauma patients in England and Wales are becoming more elderly, and low level falls are now a leading cause of severe injury. However few clinical guidelines specifically focus on the needs of injured elderly patients admitted to major trauma networks.

In response, the London Major Trauma System has published new clinical guidance for use by major trauma centres and trauma units in conjunction with local guidance.