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PRIMARY OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between reported past traumatic brain injury (TBI) and demographic, neuropsychiatric and criminographic parameters among individuals recently received into custody. RESEARCH DESIGN A random sample of men recently received into the New South Wales (Australia) criminal justice system were screened for a(More)
BACKGROUND Despite growing interest and urges by leading experts for the routine collection of patient reported outcome (PRO) measures in all general care patients, and in particular cancer patients, there has not been an updated comprehensive review of the evidence regarding the impact of adopting such a strategy on patients, service providers and(More)
BACKGROUND There is a risk of concussion when playing rugby union. Appropriate management of concussion includes compliance with the return-to-play regulations of the sports body for reducing the likelihood of premature return-to-play by injured players. PURPOSE To describe the proportion of rugby union players who comply with the sports body's(More)
AIMS To compare clinical outcomes between a teaching hospital with a mature rapid response system (RRS), with three similar teaching hospitals without a RRS in Sydney, Australia. METHODS For the period 2002-2009, we compared a teaching hospital with a mature RRS, with three similar teaching hospitals without a RRS. Two non-RRS hospitals began implementing(More)
BACKGROUND Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is an emerging public health issue in high-contact sports. Understanding the incidence along with the risk and protective factors of mTBI in high-contact sports such as rugby is paramount if appropriate preventive strategies are to be developed. PURPOSE To estimate the incidence and identify the risk and(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE To establish the prevalence, severity, recurrence and sequelae of past traumatic brain injury (TBI) among individuals recently received into custody. RESEARCH DESIGN Cross-sectional random sample of men recently received into the New South Wales' (NSW) criminal justice system. PROCEDURES Participants were screened for a history of TBI(More)
OBJECTIVES To understand the changes in the population incidence of inhospital cardiopulmonary arrest (IHCA) and mortality associated with the introduction of rapid response systems (RRSs). DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS Population-based study of 9 221 138 hospital admissions in 82 public acute hospitals in New South Wales, using data linked to a death(More)
AIM To compare rates of past reported traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a prisoner sample with those in a control group drawn from the same location of usual residence. METHOD The prisoner group comprised a consecutive sample of men (n = 200) received into custody and screened by face-to-face interview. The control group comprised men (n = 200) matched for(More)
This study reports the time to sustain a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) among a cohort of community rugby union players. Demographic and player characteristics were collected and players followed up for between one and three playing seasons. 7% of the cohort sustained an mTBI within 10 h of game time, increasing twofold to 14% within 20 h. The mean time(More)
AIMS To compare prisoners' self-reported history of TBI associated with hospital attendance with details extracted from relevant hospital medical records and to identify factors associated with the level of agreement between the two sources. METHODS From a sample of prison entrants, this study obtained a history of TBIs for which medical attention was(More)