A multi-center analysis of rehospitalizations five years after brain injury

Short Title:
A multi-center analysis of rehospitalizations five years after brain injury
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J42807
Journal:
Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2001, vol. 16, issue 4, pp 307-317
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study investigating the incidence and cause of rehospitalizations 1 and 5 years after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Follow-up data were collected for 895 (one year follow-up) and 442 (five year follow-up) of 1547 consecutive patients enrolled in the 17 TBI Model System rehabilitation centers. Results show that the incidence of rehospitalization was 22.9% at one year and 17.0% at five years. At one year after injury, a third of the rehospitalizations were for elective reasons. At five year follow-up, the incidence of readmission for seizures and psychiatric difficulties and general health maintenance increased substantially. (This document is included in NCDDR's Guide to Traumatic Brain Injury Resources Produced by NIDRR Grantees, number C.1.)
Author(s):
Marwitz, J. H.; Cifu, D. X.; Englander, J.; High, W. M., Jr.
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