Two other studies compared fluid administration to no fluids in
One found that the practice of fluids given in the field was associated
with a significant increase in the risk of death.
Another compared trauma patients transported by EMS to those
transported by private vehicles in Los Angeles.
Despite similar injuries, the outcome was much better in those
transported by private vehicles.
The authors hypothesized that delays in transportation and IV fluids
in the field contribute to increased death.
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