Hospital admissions with head injury following publication of NICE guidance.

  title={Hospital admissions with head injury following publication of NICE guidance.},
  author={Steven Goodacre},
  journal={Emergency medicine journal : EMJ},
  volume={25 9},
BACKGROUND A recent update suggested that the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance on head injury had led to safe early discharge, evidence of a reduction in the numbers of admitted patients and cost savings in some centres. The aim of this study was to use national Hospital Episodes Statistics (HES) data to determine whether admissions with head injury have changed since the NICE guidance was introduced. METHODS HES data coded as S00-S09 "Injuries to the head… CONTINUE READING

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