Crandon, Ivor W.; Harding, Hyacinth E.; McDonald, Archibald H.; Bruce, C. A.; Ferron-Boothe, Doreen; Meeks-Aitken, Nicola
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Surgery, Radiology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
The Aetiology of Head Injury in Admitted Patients in Jamaica: Implications for Prevention Strategies and Cost Control [Abstract]
Date of Publication
Objective: To determine the profile of admitted head-injured patients at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) and the aetiology of head injury with a view to guiding preventative and intervention strategies in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean. Method: This is a prospective, descriptive, analytical study of all patients admitted to the UHWI with a head injury from January 2000 to December 2003, identified from the prospectively collected data in the trauma registry of the Department of Surgery, Radiology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, UHWI. Clinical data were obtained and expressed as frequencies or means with standard deviations as appropriate. Data were analysed with the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 10.0....