An audit of the quality of care of traumatic brain injury at a busy regional hospital in South Africa

T Alexander, G Fuller, P Hargovan, D L Clarke, D J Muckart, S R Thomson
2009 South African Journal of Surgery  
Access to care by a dedicated neurosurgical unit is limited in the developing world, and the vast majority of patients who sustain a head injury are managed by general surgeons. Prevention of secondary brain injury is paramount. While the principles of management are relatively straightforward, delivering this care may be difficult. This audit looks at the spectrum of head injuries presenting to a busy regional hospital and attempts to measure the quality of care offered to these patients.
pmid:20141069 fatcat:44n7ujt6gvadzlfwwsgufhuxhy