Authors are members in the Scandinavian Neurotrauma Committee, and on behalf of this group this evidence and consensus based guideline was developed. This is a new approach in the development of guidelines for minor and moderate head trauma in children, as the other world-leading clincial descions rules (CDRs) in this area are derived from a chort of children with head trauma in a specific setting/country, which has strengths but also limitations.
This evidence and consensusbased approach has considerable advantages, as it implement knowledge from multiple other well-validated CDRs. A limitation, as a consequence of the method of development, is that it is not tested in the population it is intended to be used in. This is why a clincal validation and development study (SHIPP-study) has to be performed before full-scale implementation in Scandinvia.