A study of the functional outcome and mortality in elderly patients with head injuries

Peter D. Ritchie, Peter A. Cameron, Antony M. Ugoni, Andrew H. Kaye

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The aim of this study was to determine the functional outcome and mortality in relation to the Glasgow coma score (GCS) on presentation in patients aged over 65 years with acute head injury. 2331 patients with head injury were identified by searching the neurosurgery database (1984-1996); 191 met the inclusion criteria and systematic review of medical records was undertaken. Functional outcome on discharge from hospital and mortality were tested statistically against GCS on presentation. Mortality overall was 33.5%. All 59 patients with GCS

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-304
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Elderly
  • Functional outcome
  • Glasgow coma score
  • Head injury
  • Mortality

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