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Traumatic brain injury in the United States; emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths
  • Published Date:
    January 2006
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  • Description:
    List of tables -- -- List of figures -- -- Executive Summary -- -- Introduction -- Background -- Purpose of report -- Contents and organization -- -- Overview -- Overview of TBI in the United States: a summary of findings -- Conclusion -- -- Appendix A: Emergency department visits -- Hospitalizations -- Deaths -- -- Appendix B: Methods and Data Sources -- Data sources -- Identification of traumatic brain injury cases -- External cause of injury -- Population data -- Statistical analysis -- Limitations

    "Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an important public health problem in the United States. Because the problems that result from TBI, such as those of thinking and memory, are often not visible, and because awareness about TBI among the general public is limited, it is frequently referred to as the 'silent epidemic.' Population-based data on TBI in the United States are critical to understanding the impact of the TBI epidemic on the American people. This report presents basic data about emergency department (ED) visits, hospitalizations, and deaths for the years 1995 through 2001. ED data, which represent approximately 80% of TBIs, are included for the first time in a detailed Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report. These data answer a wide range of important questions about how many TBIs occur each year in the United States, who is affected, and how these TBIs occur. The report is intended as a reference for policy makers, service providers, educators, researchers, advocates, and others interested in knowing more about the impact of TBI in the United States." - p. 1

  • Content Notes:
    prepared by Division of Injury Response, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ; Includes bibliographical references (p. 53-55). ; Langlois JA, Rutland-Brown W, Thomas KE. Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States: Emergency Department Visits, Hospitalizations, and Deaths. Atlanta (GA): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control; 2006. ;
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