Acute subdural hematoma: direct admission to a trauma center yields improved results.


We studied 128 patients admitted over a 12 1/2-year period to the Cook County Hospital Trauma Unit with acute subdural hematoma (ASDH): 82 were admitted directly and 46 were admitted after transfer from another hospital; 59% of the entire group died and only 27% obtained a functional recovery. As a group, the transferred patients, who suffered delays of… (More)