Severity of injury and service utilization following traumatic brain injury: The first 3 months

Short Title:
Severity of injury and service utilization following traumatic brain injury: The first 3 months
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J47573.
Journal:
Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2004, vol. 19, issue 3, pp 217-225
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study documents medical and rehabilitation service utilization during the first 3 months following discharge from inpatient rehabilitation for traumatic brain injury. Seventy-three subjects drawn from the Georgia Model Brain Injury System completed a survey that asked about service access and intensity of service use. Results indicated that subjects with mild and moderate injuries were just as likely to use a range of medical and rehabilitation services during the 3-month period as those with severe injuries. Traditional rehabilitation services, such as physical therapy, were far more likely to be used than non-traditional services, such as psychological counseling.
Author(s):
Phillips, V. L.; Greenspan, Arlene I.; Stringer, Anthony Y.; Stroble, Anna K.; Lehtonen, Sanna
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