The quality of care for head injury is still very variable with little coordination between different specialties. Acute care dominates, often with little regard to rehabilitation needs. To improve the outcome of all head injury admissions to hospital, including mild and moderate, by creating a specialised head injury team to supervise a rehabilitation clinical pathway.A head injury team was established to manage the care of all non-neurosurgical admissions with head injury to a large teaching hospital. Apart from inpatient care, the team coordinate the various services involved in the care of head injury, arrange suitable follow-up, support relatives and train healthcare staff on general wards in the treatment of head injured patients. The management of head injury demands a wide variety of specialist skills and presents complex problems. Many individuals never seek medical advice or are discharged from accident and emergency departments with no follow-up and there is a high level of unmet need. There is a growing awareness of the significant risks to even those with moderate and mild brain injury and the development of head injury guidelines has resulted in many such patients being admitted for overnight observation and management. Admitted to the observation unit. Criteria for admission are based on the NICE guidelines for Head Injury.
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