Letter to the Editor: Reply
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Thanks to the World Journal of Surgery and Dr. Garcia-Perdomo for the opportunity to further discuss the manuscript entitled “Comparison of Epidemiology of the Injuries and Outcomes in Two First-Level Trauma Centers in Colombia Using the Pan-American Trauma Registry System.” A point-by-point response to Dr. Garcia-Perdomo concerns, including insight from multiple authors, is below.
First is the clarity of the research question and study aims. As defined in the study abstract, the main objective of this study was: “…to compare the epidemiology of traumatic injuries and mortality outcomes between two tertiary-care trauma centers in Colombia using data from Pan-American Trauma Registry (PATR).” This study is not intended to describe the epidemiology of traumatic injuries of Colombia or to generalize its findings as stated in the study limitations: “The findings seen here may not be generalizable to other regions of Colombia or Latin America.” Our study circumscribes to the description and...