Algorithm Can Improve the Guidance of Motor Vehicle Crash Victims to the Most Appropriate Place for Care
CHICAGO (May 5, 2016):
Important information on a motor vehicle crash can help ambulance personnel and
hospital staff better direct crash victims to the most appropriate care, but
getting that information into a meaningful format for those personnel to use
has been an ongoing challenge. Recently, a team of biomechanical specialists
and clinicians at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina,
developed a computer algorithm that’s capable of providing that information
through a novel method using data from electronic data recorders (EDRs) on
board cars and trucks today.
The research team
reported on the Occupant Transportation Decision Algorithm (OTDA) they
developed is published online in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons in advance of print publication.
Read the entire news release from the American College of Surgeons.5/31/2016http://www.wakehealth.edu/News-Releases/2016/Algorithm_Can_Improve_the_Guidance_of_Motor_Vehicle_Crash_Victims_to_the_Most_Appropriate_Place_for_Care.htm
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