Access to inpatient rehabilitation after violence-related traumatic brain injury

Short Title:
Access to inpatient rehabilitation after violence-related traumatic brain injury
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J46707.
Journal:
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2004, vol. 85, issue 9, pp 1445-1449
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study examined the injury characteristics, demographics, and discharge dispositions of individuals with violence-related traumatic brain injury (TBI) compared to those with TBI not related to violence. Results showed that the violence group was more likely to be younger, male, to included patients from diverse racial groups, to have an alcohol level above the legal limit, to have a more severe head injury, and to have Medicaid funding. There was no evidence for bias against the violently injured regarding access to inpatient rehabilitation services. The violence group was more likely to be discharged to home than to inpatient rehabilitation and more likely to be discharged to inpatient rehabilitation than to a skilled nursing facility. The non-violence group had a longer acute length of stay and a higher rate of injuries to other body systems.
Author(s):
Esselman, Peter C.; Dikmen, Sureyya S.; Bell, Kathleen; Temkin, Nancy R.
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