Table 2

Economic studies of patients with mild head injury where costs of inhospital observation are compared with a CT based strategy. Costs in sterling (£), 1998.

Author, year, country, referenceNumber of patientsGCSIn hospital observation (cost/patient)CT strategy (cost/patient)Cost reduction with CT strategy (%)
GCS, Glasgow coma scale.
Stein, 1991, USA2865813–157256658
Shackford, 1992, USA29276613–15116076534
Dacey, 1986, USA3061113–15146067554
Ingebrigtsen, 1996, Norway319114–1548531535
Total number of patients4126