Ten-year trends of trauma patients


Ten-year trends of adult trauma patients at Aarhus University Hospital


Trauma significantly induces economic and societal burdens, and the trauma patient population and their prognosis change over time. The aim of this project is to describe and characterize temporal trends in trauma epidemiology from 2010-2019. We will investigate patient characteristics, mechanism of injury, injury severity, catchment area and 30-day mortality.


Descriptive statistics, incidence rate calculation, and parametric and non-parametric tests were used. An annual percent change with a 95% confidence interval was used to estimate trends in the mechanism of injuries. Multiple logistic regression with mortality as the outcome was adjusted for age, sex, and ISS.     


The study is a retrospective cohort study from the Aarhus University Hospital Trauma Registry.


Aarhus University Hospital Trauma Center. The catctment area comprises Central Denmark Region with 1.3 million inhabitants. 


Long-term trends in the trauma patient population has not been investigated in recent years. Changes in the trauma patient population and outcomes occurs over time. Characterizing and analyzing trauma patients consecutively can improve trauma care and describe tendencies trough time. We will compare the results with national and international major trauma centers. 

Conflicts of interest



Research Center for Emergency Medicine, Emergency Department, Aarhus University Hospital

Hans Kirkegaard, professor, MD, DMsC., PhD., DEAA, DLS

Jesper Fjølner, MD

Nikolaj Raaber, MD, PhD

Anders Høyer Sørensen, MD

Rasmus Søndergaard, MS