Conclusions and recommendations

■ acute management: pre-hospital and in-hospital;

■ complications and secondary brain damage that may develop within minutes of the impact;

■ rehabilitation.

In mild TBI, the mortality rate is below 1%, while 20-50% die after suffering a severe TBI. The intermediate category, "moderate" head injury, implies a mortality rate of 2-5%. Disability is a common problem after hospitalization for TBI, even after a mild event (1).

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