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Mortality and morbidity 15 years after hospital admission with mild head injury

Mortality and morbidity 15 years after hospital admission with mild head injury

Head injury is very common, and we know those admitted to hospital with a severe head injury have a high mortality rate in the proceeding year. However less is known about later mortality, and even less about late survival after mild head injury, which accounts for 95% of all head injuries.Tom McMillan, Institute of Health and Wellbeing, MVLS, University of Glasgow, and colleagues, have followed up patients 15 years after admission with a mild head injury, and recently published the results in JNNP.In this podcast, Alan Carson, JNNP associate editor, asks him what they found.Read the full paper:Mortality and morbidity 15 years after hospital admission with mild head injury: a prospective case-controlled population study http://goo.gl/9aTU4Z

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