CDC Calls for Improved TBI Research and Service Delivery New treatments and ways to measure their effectiveness are needed to better serve the growing number of people in the United States who acquire a traumatic brain injury, according to a recent report to Congress from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC estimates that in one year, ... News in Brief
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CDC Calls for Improved TBI Research and Service Delivery
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News in Brief   |   June 01, 2015
CDC Calls for Improved TBI Research and Service Delivery
The ASHA Leader, June 2015, Vol. 20, 11. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB7.20062015.11
The ASHA Leader, June 2015, Vol. 20, 11. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB7.20062015.11
New treatments and ways to measure their effectiveness are needed to better serve the growing number of people in the United States who acquire a traumatic brain injury, according to a recent report to Congress from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC estimates that in one year, TBIs account for 2.2 million emergency department visits, 280,000 hospitalizations and 50,000 deaths.
“Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States: Epidemiology and Rehabilitation” calls for action in three areas:
  • Improved data collection on TBI, including the number of patients treated in different settings and each state and the number of people living with a TBI-caused disability. It also recommends a surveillance system to improve estimates of sports- and recreation-related concussion.

  • Better measures for evaluating rehabilitation services, by using health information technology, developing outcome measures, and adapting the measures for various age and ethnic groups.

  • Better rehabilitation research and service delivery, including treatment efficacy research, increased access to traditional and alternative service delivery, and expanded use of technology.

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