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Table 3 Mortality by Glasgow Coma Scale

From: Outcome of trauma-related emergency laparotomies, in an era of far-reaching specialization

  Glasgow Coma Scale
<9 9–14 15
Total number of patientsa n = 72 n = 56 n = 134
Total number of deathsb 38 3 4
Cause of mortality    
 Central nervous system 17 1 1
 Exsanguination 5 2 0
 Retroperitoneal exsanguination 6 0 1
 Multi organ failure 3 0 1
 Chest injury 3 0 0
 Cardiac failure 1 0 0
 Respiratory insufficiency 0 0 1
 Pre-existing condition 2 0 0
 Other 1 0 0
  1. Cause of in-hospital mortality by Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS)
  2. aTotal N = 262, missing six patients in whom GCS has not been documented
  3. bOf all patients that died, GCS has been documented (N = 45)