Association of Injury Factors, Not Body Mass Index, With Hospital Resource Usage in Trauma Patients

Author(s): Felecia A. Lee, PhD, Ashley M. Hervey, MEd, Gina M. Berg, PhD, David L.Acuna, DO, and Paul B. Harrison, MD

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Jul 01, 2019

Topics: Trauma

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Allocating resources appropriately requires knowing whether obese patients use more resources during a hospital stay than nonobese patients.


  • Describe the relationship between patient/injury characteristics and hospital resource usage.
  • Examine the use of multivariable analysis when assessing the relationship between two composite variables (patient/injury characteristics and resource usage).
  • Explain the implications of findings as they relate to hospital management and resource allocation and planning.

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