Management of mild traumatic brain injury: lack of consensus in Europe

Brain Inj. 2001 Feb;15(2):117-23. doi: 10.1080/026990501458353.


Mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) accounts for most traumatic brain injuries and is an important cause of morbidity. Recent studies in various European countries have shown that no consensus exists about management of patients with MTBI. This study describes the management of MTBI patients in various European hospitals. A short questionnaire covering the areas of interest was sent to several EFNS members in European countries. The results of the inquiry show that there is, at present, no consensus about criteria for, or management of MTBI in European hospitals.

MeSH terms

  • Brain Injuries / diagnosis
  • Brain Injuries / therapy*
  • Decision Making*
  • Europe
  • Guidelines as Topic
  • Humans
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Terminology as Topic