TABLE 1

Comparison of Eligible ED Encounters From the Pre- Versus Postintervention Periods

CharacteristicsPreperiod, n (%), N = 2752Postperiod, n (%), N = 4104P
Eligible ED encounters/moa121 (107–149)128 (112–141).49
Age, ya6.4 (1.7–13.3)6.8 (2.0–13.4).23
Male gender, (%)1634 (59)2504 (61).18
Race, (%).10
 White1486 (54)1962 (48)
 Black458 (17)678 (17)
Initial GCS of 14, (%)94 (3)129 (3).53
Admission, (%)204 (7)310 (8).80
Clinically important TBI, (%)b5 (0.2)10 (0.2).59
  • a Mann-Whitney test for medians.

  • b Clinically important TBI as defined by head injury resulting in death, intubation for >24 h, neurosurgery, or ≥2 nights in the hospital for management of head injury.