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Can we abolish skull x rays for head injury?
  1. A M Leaman,
  2. E Rysdale
  1. Princess Royal Hospital, Telford, UK; caleaman@doctors.org.uk

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We would like to comment on the paper by Reed et al in which they describe the introduction of head injury guidelines which pre-date but essentially mirror those subsequently issued by NICE.1 In particular we are surprised at their conclusions.

Their data show that following the introduction of these guidelines the number of CT scans performed doubled, but that this …

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