Can glasgow score at discharge represent final outcome in severe head injury?
Journal of Emergencies, Trauma and Shock, 08/17/2012
Agrawal D et al. – In operated severe head injury patients significant number of patients (24% in the study) have excellent outcome. However, insignificant number of patients had further improvement to GOS 4 or 5 (good outcome) from the time of initial discharge. This suggests that due to lack of intensive rehabilitative facilities, GOS at discharge may be representative of final outcome in the vast majority of cases of severe head injury in developing countries like India.