National research is needed

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7052.296b (Published 03 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:296
  1. Graham Teasdale,
  2. John Bartlett,
  3. John Pickard,
  4. A David Mendelow
  1. Professor of neurosurgery Glasgow University, Glasgow G51 4TF
  2. Consultant neurosurgeon King's College Hospital, London SE5 9RS
  3. Bayer professor of neurosurgery University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1TN
  4. Professor of neurosurgery University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU

    EDITOR,—D R Jeevaratnam and D K Menon report variations in attitudes towards the care of head injured patients but seem unaware of previous and current efforts to produce the national guidelines that they call for.1 Guidelines for the initial assessment of patients and for referral to specialist units were reported a decade ago …

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