Head injuries in the Republic of Ireland: a neurosurgical audit.

@article{Obrien1996HeadII,
  title={Head injuries in the Republic of Ireland: a neurosurgical audit.},
  author={D P O'brien and Jack P. Phillips},
  journal={Irish medical journal},
  year={1996},
  volume={89 6},
  pages={216-8}
}
We examined prospectively over a twelve month period, all head injury admissions to a National Neurosurgical Unit. Patient characteristics, type and severity of injury, distances and time intervals involved in inter-hospital transfers, treatment administered and functional outcome, are reported. We illustrate the effects of inter-hospital distance travelled on outcome, we urge early recognition of potential intracranial injuries and advise rapid transfer of stabilised patients to a… CONTINUE READING