Letters NICE on head injury

NICE replies to concerns about scanning patients with head injury who are taking anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2297 (Published 25 March 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2297
  1. Carlos Sharpin, joint head of information science and research fellow1,
  2. Sarah Hodgkinson, senior research fellow and project manager1,
  3. Vicki Pollit, senior health economist1,
  4. Fiona Lecky, clinical professor, honorary professor, honorary consultant in emergency medicine2
  1. 1National Clinical Guideline Centre, Royal College of Physicians, London NW1 4LE, UK
  2. 2EMRiS, Health Services Research, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield/University of Manchester/Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, UK
  1. carlos.sharpin{at}rcplondon.ac.uk

Recent National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines recommended computed tomography for patients with head injury who are taking warfarin. We understand Heywood’s concerns that other anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs were not included.1 2 The …

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