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Patients who reattend after head injury

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7032.707c (Published 16 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:707

Criteria for performing skull radiography on first attendance need to be better defined

  1. Daniele Coen,
  2. Barbara Omazzi,
  3. Giovanni Pistone
  1. House officer House officer House officer Accident and Emergency Service, Ospedale Civile di Rho, 20017 Rho, Italy

    EDITOR,—We share the frustration that Gordon Murray expresses in his commentary on Miranda Voss and colleagues' study.1 Their paper presents the clinical features of 606 patients who reattended for the consequences of head injury but fails to give a detailed account of the 30 important patients who underwent neurosurgery when they reattended. In the light of this, some of the authors' conclusions may be misleading.

    Firstly, the authors state that patients who reattend are a high risk group in themselves. It …

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