Table 5

Summary of the differences between patients from more and less deprived areas

More deprivedLess deprived
Injury mechanism
    AssaultMore common
    Isolated head injuryMore common
    RTAMore common
    High fallMore common
Injury severity
    GCS on admissionHigher
    Presentation out of hoursMore common
    Alcohol or substance abuseMore common
    Transfers to neurosurgeryNo differenceNo difference
    “Late transfers”More common
    Time to theatre (neurosurgery)Slower
    Time in ITULonger
    Hospital stayLonger
    Univariate analysisMore likely
    MultivariateNo differenceNo difference