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Assessment of the severity of head injury.
  1. B Jennett

    Abstract

    Ranking of head injuries by severity is an essential part of clinical management, of prognosis, of treatment trials, and of legal assessment for compensation. Various methods of assessing severity are reviewed. No one scale is appropriate for all types of injury, or in all circumstances. A check list is provided which should enable every injury to be assessed; its use would facilitate comparison between individual cases of head injury, and between reports from different studies.

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