Infographic. New Zealand Rugby’s concussion management pathway

Published on Jul 12, 2019in British Journal of Sports Medicine11.64
· DOI :10.1136/bjsports-2019-100950
Danielle Salmon (New Zealand Rugby Union), Janelle Romanchuk (New Zealand Rugby Union)+ 6 AuthorsKlazina Van Der Vis (University of Otago)
Concussions in rugby union (rugby) impact not only player welfare but parental and players’ decisions around participation, a concern for rugby administrators around the world.1 2 To ensure player welfare, World Rugby has developed concussion management recommendations (; however, the practical application and enforcement of these recommendations presents a challenge.4 5 To address this challenge, New Zealand Rugby (NZR) as part of a National Concussion Initiative (infographic 1) developed a concussion management pathway (CMP) that considers the various stakeholders involved in the management of concussion as well as ways to support improved concussion management at the …
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Johna K. Register-Mihalik22
Estimated H-index: 22
(UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill),
Richelle M. Williams1
Estimated H-index: 1
(ATSU: A.T. Still University)
+ 4 AuthorsTamara C. Valovich McLeod4
Estimated H-index: 4
(ATSU: A.T. Still University)
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Jonathan Speridon Patricios12
Estimated H-index: 12
Clare L Ardern21
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+ 21 AuthorsEanna Falvey11
Estimated H-index: 11
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Ashley M. Murphy1
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(MSU: Montclair State University),
Kevin L. Askew2
Estimated H-index: 2
(MSU: Montclair State University),
Kenneth E. Sumner4
Estimated H-index: 4
(MSU: Montclair State University)
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Amanda Clacy4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of the Sunshine Coast),
Natassia Goode14
Estimated H-index: 14
(University of the Sunshine Coast)
+ 2 AuthorsPaul M. Salmon38
Estimated H-index: 38
(University of the Sunshine Coast)
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Simon P. Roberts9
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(University of Bath),
Grant Trewartha21
Estimated H-index: 21
(University of Bath)
+ 2 AuthorsKeith Stokes24
Estimated H-index: 24
(University of Bath)
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