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Time-Pressured Decision Making in Trauma Triage

PI: Deepika Mohan, MD, MPH

Funding: K23GM101292 (Project period: 6/1/12 to 5/31/16)

Between 30 to 70% of patients with moderate to severe injuries receive care at non-trauma hospitals (under- triage), despite evidence that they benefit from treatment at specialty centers. Best practice quality improvement efforts have not successfully reduced the rate of under-triage. Use of insights from basic behavioral science to explain and to change physician triage decision making could improve the care provided to trauma patients.