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Letter to the editor: A retrospective review of patients who sustained traumatic brain injury in Ireland 2014–2019

  • Mohsen Javadpour
    Correspondence
    Corresponding authors at: Department of Neurosurgery, National Neurosurgical Centre, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
    Affiliations
    Department of Neurosurgery, National Neurosurgical Centre, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

    Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dublin, Ireland

    Department of Academic Neurology, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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  • Michael Amoo
    Correspondence
    Corresponding authors at: Department of Neurosurgery, National Neurosurgical Centre, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
    Affiliations
    Department of Neurosurgery, National Neurosurgical Centre, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

    Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dublin, Ireland
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  • David P O'Brien
    Affiliations
    Department of Neurosurgery, National Neurosurgical Centre, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

    Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dublin, Ireland
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  • Donncha F O'Brien
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    Department of Neurosurgery, National Neurosurgical Centre, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

    Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dublin, Ireland
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  • Pierce Geoghegan
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    Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dublin, Ireland

    Department of Neuro-critical Care, National Neurosurgical Centre, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
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  • Ger Curley
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    Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dublin, Ireland

    Department of Neuro-critical Care, National Neurosurgical Centre, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
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Published:January 03, 2023DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.injury.2023.01.012
      We read with interest the recently published study by Dr Gilmartin et al. [
      • Gilmartin S.
      • Brent L.
      • Hanrahan M.
      • Dunphy M.
      • Deasy C.
      A retrospective review of patients who sustained traumatic brain injury in Ireland 2014–2019.
      ]. The authors should be congratulated for accumulating data on a large group of patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) in Ireland and we welcome their proposal for improvement in access to neurosurgical, neurocritical and neurorehabilitation services. However, we have concerns regarding the analysis and interpretation of the mortality data by the authors.
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