Classifying outcomes of care for injured patients

Classifying outcomes of care for injured patients

Can J Surg 2014;57(6):368-70 | PDF | Appendix

Nathaniel Bell, PhD*; Boris Sobolev, PhD†; Andrea Townson, MD‡; David C. Evans, MD§; Hugh Anton, MD‡; Richard K. Simons, MD§

From the *College of Nursing, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC; †School of Population and Public Health, ‡Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and §Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC


Many trauma survivors face challenges of impaired functioning, limited activities and reduced participation. Recovery from injury after acute care, therefore, becomes an important public health issue. This commentary discusses a framework for evaluating outcomes of acute care.

Accepted for publication June 2, 2014

Competing interests: None declared.

Contributors: All authors contributed substantially to writing and/or revising and to the conception and design of the manuscript and approved the final version submitted for publication.

DOI: 10.1503/cjs.004114

Correspondence to: N. Bell, USC College of Nursing, Columbia SC, 29205;