Study Reveals Gaps in Follow Up Care After Concussion

Study Reveals Gaps in Follow Up Care After Concussion

Seabury SA, Gaudette É, Goldman DP, et al. Assessment of Follow-up Care After Emergency Department Presentation for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and ConcussionResults From the TRACK-TBI Study. JAMA Network Open. 2018;1(1):e180210. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.0210

In a cohort study using data on 831 patients with mTBI presenting to the emergency department at 1 of 11 level I trauma centers across the United States, 42% of patients reported receiving educational material at discharge and 44% reported seeing a physician or other medical practitioner within 3 months after injury. Among patients with 3 or more moderate to severe postconcussive symptoms, only 52% reported having seen a practitioner within 3 months following the injury.

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Posted on BrainLine May 25, 2018.