Trauma Care: Why Are Females Waiting Longer Than Males?

Female trauma patients see longer delays in care, higher rates of discharge to long-term care

05/18/2022
John McKenna, Associate Editor, BreakingMED™
Trauma Care: Why Are Females Waiting Longer Than Males?
Female trauma patients waited longer for care and had longer average emergency department lengths of stay (ED LOS) compared to male patients, and were also more likely to be discharged to a long-term care facility instead of to their own homes, according to findings from a retrospective cohort study published in JAMA Surgery.Sex-based disparities in acute care are well established, with differences in timeliness of diagnostic and therapeutic care known to occur in acute myocardial infarction car...
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