Letters Subarachnoid haemorrhage

Reinventing the wheel, square

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c7414 (Published 30 December 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c7414
  1. Alistair J Jenkins, neurosurgeon1
  1. 1Regional Neurosciences Centre, Newcastle on Tyne NE4 6BE, UK
  1. alistair.jenkins{at}nuth.nhs.uk

Perry and colleagues analysed the cases of 1999 patients to try to formulate “a clinical decision rule to rule out subarachnoid haemorrhage” in patients presenting to emergency departments.1

Neurosurgeons—the clinicians ultimately dealing with the condition—have an extremely low threshold for investigating patients for subarachnoid haemorrhage. We will investigate, …

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