New article in the European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery:
Does the insurance status influence in-hospital outcome? A retrospective assessment in 30,175 surgical trauma patients in Switzerland
Lukas Funke · Claudio Canal · Franziska Ziegenhain · Hans‑Christoph Pape · Valentin Neuhaus
Received: 21 November 2020 / Accepted: 28 April 2021 2021 © The Author(s) 2021
Introduction: There has been growing evidence in trauma literature that differences in insurance status lead to inequality in treatment and outcome. Most studies comparing uninsured to insured patients were done in the USA. We sought to gain further insights into differences in the outcomes of trauma patients in a healthcare system with mandatory public health coverage by comparing publicly versus privately insured patients.