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Effect of the COVID-19 pandemic at a major Danish trauma center in 2020 compared with 2018-2019

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Description

The COVID-19 pandemic demanded changes in societal behavior and health care worldwide. Previous studies have compared trauma patient admissions in COVID-19 related lockdowns to prior years. This study describes the COVID-19 impact on trauma patient admissions during entire 2020 at a major trauma center in Denmark.

Key findings

The incidence of minor injuries increased, but the incidence of severe injuries was similar in 2020 compared with 2018-2019. Societal restrictions might alter mechanism of injuries. The first lockdown indicated an association with reduced traffic injuries.
Short titleCOVID-19 and trauma
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/11/202030/11/2021

    Research areas

  • Trauma, COVID-19, Injury, Major trauma, Lockdown, Social restriction

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