Accuracy of mild traumatic brain injury diagnosis.

  title={Accuracy of mild traumatic brain injury diagnosis.},
  author={Janet M. Powell and Joseph V. Ferraro and Sureyya S. Dikmen and Nancy R. Temkin and Kathleen Roberta Bell},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  volume={89 8},
OBJECTIVE To determine how often emergency department (ED) patients meeting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) criteria were diagnosed with a mild TBI by the ED physician. DESIGN Prospective identification of cases of mild TBI in the ED by study personnel using scripted interviews and medical record data was compared with retrospective review of ED medical record documentation of mild TBI. SETTING EDs of a level I trauma center and an… CONTINUE READING
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