Difference of Improvement according to Hospitalization Time after Traffic Accident: A Retrospective Study

교통사고 후 입원 시기에 따른 호전도 차이에 대한 후향적 연구

  • Received : 2018.06.14
  • Accepted : 2018.06.27
  • Published : 2018.07.31


Objectives The purpose of this study is to find a relation between hospitalization time and the overall outcome of treatment, and suggest an optimal hospitalization date. Methods We analyzed the medical records of patients who received admission treatment at Mokhuri Neck and Back Hospital in April, 2018. Results By analyzing the difference in visual analog scale (VAS) scores according to the hospitalization date, it was shown in this study that when hospitalization was held out by the fourth day of accident there was a significant difference in the improvement of symptoms than any other day. There were no statistically significant differences in initial VAS scores and admission periods. Conclusions It is the most effective for a traffic accident patient to receive hospitalization within the first four days of accident for the most effective reduction in overall pain.


Traffic accidents;Hospitalization;Patient admission;Korean traditional medicine;Visual analog scale


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