Survey results of pediatric primary care and emergency medicine providers suggest that these physicians may not have adequate training or infrastructure to systematically diagnose and manage concussions despite regularly caring for these patients. The vast majority of respondents (91%) reported caring for at least one concussion in the previous 3 months, but 16% reported being inadequately trained to educate patients and families about the diagnosis. The investigators suggest that specific provider education, decision support tools, and patient information may improve and standardize concussion management.

Abstract: Pediatrics, December 2012.