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Outcomes after head injury

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Long term outcome after head injury in childhood is variable and children with even mild head injuries may have persisting cognitive and behavioural problems. Follow-up studies have suffered from the absence of widely accepted outcome measures. The Glasgow Outcome Scale provided such a measure for adults and the King’s Outcome Scale for Childhood Head Injury (KOSCHI, described in Archives in 2001) has been proposed as a standardised outcome measure for children. The KOSCHI has been used in a study of head-injured children in Stoke-on-Trent (

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Between November 1992 and December 1998 a total of 986 children were admitted …

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