Letters Traumatic brain injury

Time of hospital presentation may be important

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39507.481840.80 (Published 06 March 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:522
  1. Paul Frost, consultant in intensive care medicine,
  2. Matt P Wise, consultant in intensive care medicine
  1. 1Critical Care Directorate, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff CF14 4XW
  1. Paul.Frost{at}CardiffandVale.wales.nhs.uk

    The MRC CRASH trial collaborators’ simple prognostic model can be used to predict outcomes in patients with traumatic brain injury.1 Although the model considered time from injury to randomisation, the time at which the patient presented to hospital was not considered as a potential independent prognostic variable. This is important …

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