Every year, about 1.4 million people suffer head injuries in California and across the United States, resulting in approximately 50,000 annual fatalities. Now, a new study has reportedly found that brain injury patients are more likely to die if they are admitted to the hospital on a weekend than on a weekday. This is believed to be the result of inconsistent staffing levels during the two time periods.
After a serious accident, you are likely to be transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital. In the most severe cases or when an accident occurs in a remote location, you may be transported by helicopter. It might not occur to you until you or a loved one is involved in a serious car accident or suffers a serious injury, but a new study shows that how you travel to the hospital could make a difference. Interestingly, these methods of transport can have an impact on the level of care you receive and the likelihood of survival.