Patient outcome non-immobilized spinal fractures

Published: 16 February 2022| Version 3 | DOI: 10.17632/6y3hwsz2zz.3
Otto J van de Breevaart


1. The purpose of this set is to answer the question what are the differences in patient outcomes for non-immobilized spinal fractures after a trauma and delivered by an Emergency Medical Service (EMS) on the Emergency Department (ED) between the pre-period (rigid preventive spinal immobilisation protocol) and the post-period (a Dutch selective preventive spinal immobilisation protocol). 2. One row is one unique patient. 3. Data exists mainly categorical variables, age is a continu variable. Language is Dutch. 4. #N/B means 'data is not available'. 5. The data comes from 2 databases: 1) the digital record of the EMS and 2) the electronisch patient record of the ED. These data were merged before analysis 6. The periods 2013-2014 and 2017-2018 means: the data of the years 2013 and 2014 were merged and together they form a unit that represents the pre-period. The same usage for de post-period 2017-2018. 7. The main finding: 1) 125 of 1,147 trauma patients had a fracture, of which 54 fractures were not immobilized. However, between the pre- and post-period in percentages there were no statistical significant differences.



Maasstad Ziekenhuis


Paramedics in Emergency Medical Service