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The development of new techniques in the assessment and monitoring of recovery from severe head injury: A preliminary report and case study.
Horn, S., Watson, M., Wilson, B.A. & McLellan, D.L.
Brain Injury, 6, 321-325.
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The case of a 19-year-old male who sustained a severe brain injury is described. This patient was initially given a very gloomy prognosis, leading to poor expectations for recovery. Additionally, like many such patients in the United Kingdom, he was cared for by a ward team who were without specialised training in head injury rehabilitation. Despite these factors the patient went on to make a good recovery. The issues of specialised care and the need for more appropriate patient assessment procedures are raised. The MRC Head Injury Assessment Project is described.