Short Title:Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):15, 96, 8, Supplement 3, S173-S340
Articles in this journal issue analyzed the results of the Traumatic Brain Injury-Practice Based Evidence (TBI-PBE) project, a comparative effectiveness study conducted at 9 rehabilitation centers across the United States and 1 in Canada over a 2.5-year time period. Three of the 10 study sites were part of the TBI Model Systems, funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. The speciﬁc aims of the TBI-PBE project were to: (1) identify individual patient characteristics, including demographic data, severity of brain injury, and severity of illness (complications, comorbidities), that may be associated with signiﬁcant variation in treatments selected and in outcomes of acute rehabilitation for TBI; (2) identify medical procedures and therapy interventions, alone or in combination, that are associated with better outcomes, controlling for patient characteristics; and (3) determine whether speciﬁc treatment interactions with age, severity/impairment, or time are associated with better outcomes. Through Individual articles are available for document delivery under accession numbers J72079 through J72094.