Short Tilte:Severity of injury and service utilization following traumatic brain injury: The first 3 months
Journal:Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):04, 19, 3, 217-225
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.