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Report to Congress on traumatic brain injury in the United States : epidemiology and rehabilitation
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Report to Congress on traumatic brain injury in the United States : epidemiology and rehabilitation
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    Executive Summary. -- Background -- Section I: Epidemiology and Consequences of TBI in the United States -- Section II: Effectiveness of TBI Outcome Measures. -- Section III: TBI Rehabilitation -- Conclusion. -- Appendix A: Authors, Panel Members, Consultants, and Subject Matter Experts – References.

    The Traumatic Brain Injury Act of 2008 authorized research and public health activities related to traumatic brain injury (TBI). The goal of public health related to injury prevention is to reduce the burden of injury at the population level by preventing injuries and ensuring care and rehabilitation that maximizes the health and quality of life for injured persons. The purpose of this report is to review what is known about TBI in three areas:


    • Describe the incidence of TBI, including trends over time;

    • Describe data on the prevalence of TBI-related disability;


    • Review the adequacy of TBI outcome measures;

    • Describe factors that influence differential TBI outcomes;


    • Assess the current status and effectiveness of TBI rehabilitation services.

    Suggested citation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2014). Report to Congress on Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States: Epidemiology and Rehabilitation. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control; Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention. Atlanta, GA.


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