DoD redesigns concussion-detection tool

Thursday - 8/9/2012, 8:10am EDT

The Defense Department has redesigned a critical tool for detecting concussions.

The Military Acute Concussion Evaluation, or MACE is a list of questions and a map that helps first responders determine the next steps of care for the injured.

Combats medics are not medical doctors so the MACE systems helps guide their assessment like a decision tree.

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