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Brain Injury and After: Towards Improved Outcome

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 15 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1550
  1. Douglas Gentleman

    Ed F D Rose, D A Johnson Wiley, £15.99, pp 218 ISBN 0 471 96288 0

    Recent advances have reduced mortality from severe brain injury, but survivors are often left with wide ranging problems that bewilder them and their families and blight their lives. The professional response to this has often been inadequate, more concerned with care and containment than with rehabilitation. Provision of rehabilitation services in Britain is inadequate compared with that in North America or continental Europe, and whether or not a patient with serious head injury …

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