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Head injury admissions to a teaching hospital.

Authors
  • Galbraith, S
  • Murray, W R
  • Patel, A R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Scottish medical journal
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1977
Volume
22
Issue
2
Pages
129–132
Identifiers
PMID: 860113
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A prospective study of head injury admissions to a city teaching hospital over one year has shown that most were minor. Of the 918 patients, 85% were discharged within 48 hours, only 3% required definitive neurosurgical care, and the overall mortality was 2%. Most cases came to hospital after 5.00 p.m. especially at the weekend. Head injuries accounted for almost one-third of emergency admissions to male general surgical wards.

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