Head injury triage in a sub Saharan African urban population.

  title={Head injury triage in a sub Saharan African urban population.},
  author={Javeria S. Qureshi and Rebecka Ohm and Henrik Rajala and Charles E Mabedi and Omid Sadr-Azodi and {\AA}ke Andr{\'e}n-Sandberg and Anthony G. Charles},
  journal={International journal of surgery},
  volume={11 3},
BACKGROUND Injuries are the ninth leading cause of death in the world and disproportionately affect low- and middle-income countries. Head injury is the leading cause of trauma death. This study examines the epidemiology and outcomes of traumatic head injury presenting to a tertiary hospital in Malawi, in order to determine effective triage in a resource limited setting. METHODS The study was conducted at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) in Lilongwe Malawi during a three-month period. Vital… CONTINUE READING


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