Can J Surg 2021 Sep-Oct;64(5):E527-E533. Epub 2021 Sep 1.
From the Department of Surgery, McGill University, Montréal, Que. (Moon); the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montréal, Que. (Pop); the Centre de santé Tulattavik de l'Ungava, Kuujjuaq, Que. (Talaat, Boulanger); the Quebec Coroner's Office, Montréal, Que. (Perron); and the Division of General and Trauma Surgery, McGill University, Montréal, Que. (Deckelbaum, Grushka, Wong, Razek).
Background: The Inuit people residing in Nunavik, Quebec, are vulnerable to major trauma owing to environmental and social factors; however, there is no systematic data collection for trauma in Nunavik, and, apart from data regarding patients who are transferred to tertiary care centres, no data enter the Quebec trauma registry directly from Nunavik. We performed a study to characterize the epidemiologic features of trauma in Nunavik, and describe indications for transfer and outcomes of patients referred to the tertiary trauma centre.
Methods: We collected data retrospectively for all patients with trauma admitted to the Centre de santé Tulattavik de l'Ungava in Kuujjuaq from 2005 to 2014. Read More