Clinical Epidemiology of Adults With Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury*

Conclusions: Many patients with moderate traumatic brain injury deteriorate, require neurocritical care, and experience poor outcomes. Optimization of care and outcomes for this vulnerable group of patients are urgently needed.
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