The Assessment of the Efficacy of Different Therapies for Severe Head Injuries
Reviewing mortality over recent decades, Langfitt (1978) concluded that there had been little improvement in spite of the application of several measures designed to control the secondary events that threaten life after injury. Three explanations are possible. One is that therapy is ineffective. Another is that more efficient resuscitation and transportation enable more hopelessly injured patients to reach special centres, where they soon die; this maintains a high mortality rate-even though other patients are doing better than previously.
KeywordsMotor Response Secondary Event Special Centre Standardize System Severe Head Injury
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