Trauma team activation (TTA) for age ≥70 with traumatic mechanism (vs standard TTA criteria) resulted in overtriage in 39.6% of these patients. Omitting the TTA for age only would have resulted in significant undertriage.
The physician response to an incendiary tweet by the NRA last week has been striking. It has led to the hashtag #ThisIsOurLane, as the NRA admonished physicians to “stay in their lane” regarding gun policy. This is a review of the position statement by the American College of Physicians on reducing firearm deaths and injuries that sparked it all.