Journal of Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 210--214

Better outcome of head injuries in a strategically designed trauma care center


Injeti Babji Syam Kumar, Tanneeru Venu Gopal Rao, Amalakanti Sridhar, Kanaparthy Snehalatha 
 Department of Neuro Surgery and Neurology, Guntur Medical College, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Injeti Babji Syam Kumar
3rd Floor, Millennium Block, Government General Hospital, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
India

Context: The Govt. of India has established Level II trauma care centers across the country to improve the outcome of patients suffering injuries due to trauma. Aims: To compare the outcome of head injury patients before and after the establishment of one such center. Objectives: To study the significance of a well planned neurosurgical centre in improving patient outcomes. To compare the clinical profile and surgical outcomes of head injury patients between an age old Govt hospital setup and a new trauma care centre in the Govt sector. Settings and Design: In the Govt. General Hospital (GGH), Guntur, we prospectively compared the outcomes of head injury patients. Materials and Methods: One hundred patients admitted prior to the inauguration of the new trauma care center were classified under Group 1 and 100 consecutive patients admitted after the establishment were classified under Group 2. Statistical Analysis Used: Comparison of means and percentages. Results: Clinicodemographic features at admission of patients in both the groups were similar. Ninety percent of patients in Group 2 were discharged in contrast to 68% of patients from Group 1. Conclusions: A better designed trauma care center showed dramatic improvement in the outcome in head injury patients.


How to cite this article:
Kumar IB, Rao TV, Sridhar A, Snehalatha K. Better outcome of head injuries in a strategically designed trauma care center.J NTR Univ Health Sci 2016;5:210-214


How to cite this URL:
Kumar IB, Rao TV, Sridhar A, Snehalatha K. Better outcome of head injuries in a strategically designed trauma care center. J NTR Univ Health Sci [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Oct 18 ];5:210-214
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