Does delay of care predict mortality in traumatic brain injury patients ?

Takeaway

  • The length of time from arrival at the hospital to receiving appropriate treatment (third delay) is significantly associated with mortality in traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients.

Why this matters ?

  • TBI incidence is rising in middle-to-low income countries and because of its high mortality rates it is a public health concern; this is the first study to quantify third delay and its impact on mortality in a multicentric approach in India.