Comparison of mortality following hospitalisation for isolated head injury in England and Wales, and Victoria, Australia

Belinda Gabbe, Ronan Lyons, Fiona Lecky, Omar Bouamra, Maralyn Woodford, Timothy Coats, Peter Cameron

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Background Traumatic brain injury (TBI) remains a leading cause of death and disability. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines recommend transfer of severe TBI cases to neurosurgical centres, irrespective of the need for neurosurgery. This observational study investigated the risk-adjusted mortality of isolated TBI admissions in England/Wales, and Victoria, Australia, and the impact of neurosurgical centre management on outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere20545
Number of pages8
JournalPLoS ONE
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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