Severe Traumatic Brain Injury at a Tertiary Referral Center in Tanzania: Epidemiology and Adherence to Brain Trauma Foundation Guidelines
Brain Injuries, Traumatic
Mortality of patients with severe TBI at Bugando Medical Center, Tanzania, is approximately twice that in high-income countries. ICU care, CT imaging, cABP and ICP monitoring are underutilized or unavailable in the tertiary referral hospital setting. Improving outcomes after severe TBI will require concerted investment in pre-hospital care as well as improvement in availability of ICU resources, CT imaging and expertise in multidisciplinary care.