A brief summary of current research.
Arango-Lasprilla JC, Ketchum JM, Cifu D, Hammond F, Castillo C, Nicholls E, Watanabe T, Lequerica A, & Deng X. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Vol 91(10) pp 1495-1504.
Researchers in this study have developed a statistical model using a variety of factors to identify those patients at risk for extended rehabilitation length of stay after traumatic brain injury. Some of these factors included motor and cognitive scores at admission, level of education, cause of injury, acute-care length of stay, and primary payor source. This information may allow for more in-depth rehabilitation team planning, improved patient and family education, and better use of healthcare resources.