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Ireland's brain injured patients get inadequate care

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7245.1296/d (Published 13 May 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1296
  1. Doug Payne
  1. Dublin

    Almost 80% of brain injured patients discharged from the Republic of Ireland's National Rehabilitation Hospital, near Dublin, subsequently failed to receive the treatment recommended to them. Almost a quarter received no follow up treatment at all.

    These findings were the result of a survey carried out by the rehabilitation centre last October. It also found that a “typical” …

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