Effekt av skandinaviske retningslinjer for håndtering av mindre alvorlige hodeskader

Translated title of the contribution: Mild head injuries: Impact of a national strategy for implementation of management guidelines

Kay Müller*, Bertil Romner, Tor Ingebrigtsen, Knut Waterloo, Knut Wester

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Abstract

Background. A national survey in 1996 showed insufficient routines for management of patients with mild head injuries in Norwegian hospitals. Since then, the Scandinavian guidelines for management of mild head injuries have been published. Methods. A cross-sectional questionnaire survey of management practice was performed in all 59 hospitals in 2002. We compared the results with figures from 1996 and evaluated guideline compliance. Results. The proportion of noncompliant hospitals was reduced (p = 0.02) from 52 % to 31 %. The proportion assessing patient consciousness according to the Glasgow Coma Scale increased (p = 0.001) from 49 % to 80 %. The proportion requiring a normal computed tomographic scan if a patient with a history of loss of consciousness was to be discharged from the emergency department increased (p < 0.001) from 2 % to 19 %. Conclusion. The Scandinavian guidelines have had a significant impact on management practice in Norwegian hospitals.

Translated title of the contributionMild head injuries: Impact of a national strategy for implementation of management guidelines
Original languageNorwegian
Pages (from-to)1205-1207
Number of pages3
JournalTidsskrift for den Norske laegeforening
Volume126
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2006
Externally publishedYes

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