CONCUSSION RESEARCH PRIORITIES

There is a clear need for well-designed prospective research to inform the diagnosis and management of concussion. Areas that require priority in terms of resource allocation include the biological processes underlying concussion, the impact of concussion on long-term health, the role of concussion in special groups such as children and the effectiveness or otherwise of concussion education programs. There also needs to be ongoing research to constantly update and improve clinical tools used in the diagnosis and management of concussion.