Table 1

Imaging, abnormalities and outcomes

Current practice n=1750HIDATq negative n=1052HIDATq positive n=687No HIDATq trigger n=11
CT brain due to trauma7216011
TBI-CT7061
ciTBI0
Admissions494414
Admission post CT180180
Intubated11
Transfer22
  • Data refers to current practice versus HIDATq.

  • Abnormalities on CT (n=7): orbital fracture (4), base of skull fracture (1), parietal fracture with subdural (1),and intracranial haemorrhage (1).

  • Presenting complaints of patients with no HIDATq trigger (n=11): headache (2), eye injury (2), polytrauma (1), vomiting (1), seizure (1), crying infant (1), drowning (1), intoxicated (1) and ear injury (1).

  • ciTBI, clinically important traumatic brain injury; HIDATq, Head Injury Discharge At Triage questionnaire; TBI-CT, traumatic brain injury on computed tomography.