Return to QS74 Overview

Head injury [QS74]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Statement: 1

People attending an emergency department with a head injury have a CT head scan within 1 hour of a risk factor for brain injury being identified.

Quality standard measure: Proportion of emergency department attendances of people with a head injury for which a CT head scan is performed within 1 hour of a risk factor for brain injury being identified.
What was measured: Of children who underwent a head CT scan, proportion that where done within 1 hour.
Data collection end: February 2010
33%
Area covered: Multiple Regional
Source: Archives of Disease in Childhood 2016 VOL 101 PP 929-934 Selecting children for head CT following head injury Kemp A, Nickerson E, Trefan L, Houston R, Hyde P, Pearson G, Edwards R, Parslow R C, and MacOnochie I



 Return to QS74 Overview