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Different versions of Glasgow coma scale in British hospitals

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 09 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:109

The 14 point scale may be worth defending

  1. David J McAuley, consultant paediatric neurosurgeon (
  1. Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX3 9DU

    EDITOR—Wiese surveyed the use of different versions of the Glasgow coma scale in British hospitals.1 When passing on information about any scale the parameters of the scale must be declared. The Glasgow coma scale should include a numerator and denominator to avoid confusion: saying 14/14 or 14/15, for …

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