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Minor head injury in the Republic of Ireland: evaluation of written information given at discharge from emergency departments.

Peachey, Tom and Hawley, Carol A and Cooke, Matthew W and Mason, Lynda and Morris, Richard (2011) Minor head injury in the Republic of Ireland: evaluation of written information given at discharge from emergency departments. Emergency medicine journal : EMJ, 28 (8). pp. 707-8. ISSN 1472-0213.

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Abstract

Most patients presenting to the emergency department with minor head injuries are discharged with written information. Here the quality of minor head injury discharge leaflets in the Republic of Ireland is evaluated against a nationally accepted template. There was great variability in leaflet content. Most provided minimal information on emergency symptoms but 60% contained no information on post-concussional symptoms. No leaflet was available in audio-format or languages other than English. Information provided in minor head injury leaflets should be improved and standardised across Ireland.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WD Diseases and disorders of systemic, metabolic or environmental origin > WD400 Emergency medicine
Divisions: Emergency Services > Emergency Department
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Depositing User: Sophie Rollason
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2014 09:36
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2014 09:36
URI: http://www.repository.heartofengland.nhs.uk/id/eprint/798

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