Table 2

Trajectories of patients according to the designation level of first receiving and definitive trauma centres

Factor; first receiving centre level*Definitive centre level; no. (%) or median (IQR) or no.
IVIIII/IITotal
Non designated0 (0)6 (1.0)30 (4.1)36 (4.9)
 Delay definitive care3.3 (0–33.2)2.7 (0–111.5)
 Surgical delay2.8 (1.8–3.3)1.4 (0.7–2.9)
 Surgical delay > 1 h0 (0)21 (70.0)
 Angiointervention/surgery0 of 65 of 25
Level IV50 (6.8)6 (1.0)19 (2.6)75 (10.2)
 Delay definitive care1.2 (0.5–2.6)3.4 (3.1–3.8)3.5 (3.0–5.8)
 Surgical delay1.9 (1.0–2.8)1.1 (0.8–1.7)2.9 (0.8–4.5)
 Surgical delay > 1 h38 (76.0)3 (50.0)11 (57.9)
 Angiointervention/surgery3 of 471 of 55 of 14
Level III0 (0)177 (24.2)66 (9.0)243 (33.2)
 Delay definitive care1.0 (0.6–1.8)3.9 (2.8–5.6)
 Surgical delay1.7 (1.0–3.0)2.4 (1.1–3.5)
 Surgical delay > 1 h132 (74.6)53 (80.3)
 Angiointervention/surgery18 of 15922 of 44
Level II/I0 (0)0 (0)378 (51.6)378 (51.6)
 Delay definitive care0.8 (0.4–2.0)
 Surgical delay1.8 (0.9–3.3)
 Surgical delay > 1 h275 (72.8)
 Angiointervention/surgery86 of 292
Total50 (6.8)189 (25.8)493 (67.3)732 (100.0)
 Delay definitive care1.2 (0.5–2.6)1.2 (0.6–3.0)1.1 (0.5–3.6)1.1 (0.5–3.5)
 Surgical delay1.9 (1.0–2.8)1.7 (1.0–3.0)1.9 (0.9–3.3)1.8 (1.0–3.2)
 Surgical delay > 1 h38 (76.0)141 (74.5)362 (73.4)541 (73.9)
 Angiointervention/surgery3 of 4719 of 170118 of 375140 of 732
  • IQR = interquartile range.

  • * First centre in which the patient is admitted.

  • Centre in which the patient is admitted for definitive hemorrhagic control.