Data for: Access to resources to treat major trauma in low- and middle-income settings: a self-reported survey of acute care providers

Published: 18 January 2019| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/9yfxj896mr.1
Stevan Bruijns, Alyshah Alibhai, Clint Hendrikse


Injury and violence is a neglected global health problem, despite being largely predictable and therefore preventable. This study aimed to indirectly describe and compare the availability of resources to manage major trauma between high-income, and low- to middle-income countries, as self-reported by delegates at the 2016 International Conference on Emergency Medicine held in Cape Town, South Africa. A survey was distributed to delegates at the International Conference on Emergency Medicine 2016, Cape Town to achieve the study aim. The survey instrument was based on the 2016 NICE guidelines for the management of patients with major trauma. It captured responses from participants working in both pre- and in-hospital settings. Responses were grouped according to income group (either high-income or low- to middle-income) based on the responding delegate’s nationality (using the World Bank definition for income group). A Fisher’s Exact test was conducted to compare delegate responses.



Emergency Medicine, Trauma, Access to Health Care