NICE recommends greater use of CT imaging for head injuries

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 26 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1414
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    Prompt assessment, early computed tomography (CT), and better access to rehabilitation for patients with minor injuries are key recommendations in national guidelines on head injury published in England this week.

    The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance makes evidence based recommendations on all steps in the management of patients with head injury—defined as any trauma to the head, other than superficial injuries to the face—from initial assessment through to hospital …

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