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Head injury transfers: arm of greatest delay
  1. C D Okereke
  1. Dewsbury NHS Trust, Dewsbury, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Mr C D Okereke
 34 Long Causeway, Adel, Leeds LS16 8EQ, UK;

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In patients with suspected head injuries, the immediate purpose of a specific diagnosis is to determine which patients need an emergency or urgent neurosurgical operation. The teaching is that within two hours of injury, essential diagnostic studies should be completed, as delay can be extremely costly for the patient. In view of this emergency CT scans should be obtained as soon as …

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