Epidemiology

Snorre Sollid*, Tor Ingebrigtsen

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Abstract

Individual treatment of injured persons is the basis of our trauma and health-care systems. Epidemiological research analyses the impact of injury to the health and mortality of the general population. To prevent and effectively treat patients exposed to trauma, we need knowledge of the epidemiology. Basic health indicators are as crucial for understanding the health situation as are the Glasgow Coma Scale score (GCS) and pupil reaction of a braininjured patient.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManagement of severe traumatic brain injury
Subtitle of host publicationevidence, tricks and pitfalls
EditorsTerje Sundstrom, Per-Olof Grände, Niels Juul, Carsten Kock-Jensen, Bertil Romner, Knut Wester
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Pages3-8
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783642281266
ISBN (Print)9783642281259
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Sollid, S., & Ingebrigtsen, T. (2012). Epidemiology. In T. Sundstrom, P-O. Grände, N. Juul, C. Kock-Jensen, B. Romner, & K. Wester (Eds.), Management of severe traumatic brain injury: evidence, tricks and pitfalls (pp. 3-8). Berlin: Springer, Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-28126-6_1