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Pre-Existing Conditions (PEC) of Morris et al Affecting Mortality in Trauma Patients

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Morris et al identified pre-existing conditions (PEC) which may impact mortality in trauma patients. These should be considered when triaging a trauma patient since they may change a moderate injury to one that is life-threatening. The authors are from Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

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