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In reply: Carl Marincowitz et al, Performance of the Hull Salford Cambridge Decision Rule: the start of the traumatic brain injury (TBI) assessment and recovery journey
  1. Kevin Henshall
  1. Trauma Service, Counties Manukau DHB, Auckland, New Zealand
  1. Correspondence to Kevin Henshall, Trauma Service, Counties Manukau DHB, Auckland 1640, New Zealand; kevin.henshall{at}

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Reading the work from Marincowitz and colleagues,1 it was encouraging to see a secondary review and analysis of data from the Collaborative European NeuroTrauma Effectiveness Research in Traumatic Brain Injury, to improve care and healthcare delivery for traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, ‘early discharge’ is possibly not a patient-centred goal. Radiologically identifying that a patient has sustained TBI is only the first part of the trauma patient’s assessment and subsequent recovery journey. A substantial proportion of people with …

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  • Contributors KH is the sole author of this article.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests The following conflicts of interests were declared:Health Quality & Safety Commission NZ TBI expert advisory group, Brain Injury Screening Tool (BIST) Collaboration Group.

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