Major study finds that a majority of patients seen in the ER with mild TBI do not fully recover within 6 months, highlighting the importance of follow-up care
As highlighted in prior posts in this blog, TBI research increasingly highlights the importance of providing follow-up care to patients discharged from the ER with a diagnosis of TBI. Put simply, patients with follow up care have better outcomes.
In August, 2022 JAMA Network Open (an American Medical Association journal) published the results of a large cohort study following patients discharged from emergency rooms with the mildest form of traumatic brain injury, patients with a Glasgow Coma score of 15 (the best possible score) and negative head CT scans. The study tracked 991 TBI patients meeting these criteria seen in 18 different level 1 trauma centers. (Participants met the American College of Rehabilitation Medicine definition for TBI.) Read More