Towards Improved Organizational Governance of Neurotrauma Surveillance; Comment on "Neurotrauma Surveillance in National Registries of Low- and Middle- Income Countries: A Scoping Review and Comparative Analysis of Data Dictionaries"

H.E. Schenck, H.S. Mangat*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Neurotrauma surveillance data on burden and severity of disease serves as a tool to define legislations, guide high-yield risk-specific prevention, and evaluate and monitor management strategies for adequate resource allocation. In this scoping review, Barthelemy and colleagues demonstrate the gap in neurotrauma surveillance in low-and middle-income countries and suggest strategies for governance in neurotrauma surveillance. We underline state accountability as well as the need for the close integration of academic and tertiary care clinical practitioners and policy makers in addressing the public health crisis caused by neurotrauma. Additionally, multiple sources for surveillance must be included, especially in communities where victims may remain without access to formal health care. Finally, we offer insights into possible ways of increasing the visibility of neurotrauma on political agendas.
Original languageEnglish
Article number7554
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Health Policy and Management
Early online date1 Dec 2022
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • Surveillance
  • Neurotrauma
  • Health Policy
  • Governance
  • Data Elements
  • CARE

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