Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Thoracic trauma

Characteristics in Thoracic Trauma Patients with Primary Chest Tube Affecting Length of Stay and Mortality Rate

Vasan , Puruhito , Dhihintia Jiwangga S.W

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 4, Pages 1299-1309

Background:Thoracic trauma is the third leading cause of death after abdominal trauma and
head trauma. However, many studies show significant differences that affect morbidity and
mortality. Severe injuries to the thorax can increase the mortality rate by 25% to 30%. This
research was done in order to find predictor characteristics affecting the length of stay and
mortality in thoracic trauma patients.[1,2]
Method: A Retrospective analysis was performed on thoracic trauma patients who had primary
chest tube insertion initial therapy. Data were collected from June 2017 to October 2021 from
medical records in Dr. Soetomo teaching hospital Surabaya. Chi-square was used to compare
the variables, and Multivariabel Logistic Regression was used to identify independent predictor
for length of stay and mortality. The independet predictors were demographics, complication,
and surgical therapy during admission. P-value < 0.05 was considered statistically significant.