Title

Trends in Outcomes and Hospitalization Costs for Traumatic Brain Injury in Adult Patients in the United States.

Publication/Presentation Date

1-15-2013

Abstract

Several new therapeutic strategies have been introduced for the management of adult traumatic brain injury (TBI) over the last decade, such as the development of management pathways and specialized TBI units and improved treatment of cerebral perfusion. The purpose of this study is to compare TBI-related hospitalization outcomes in the United States between two time periods, 1993-1994 and 2006-2007. We determined the rates of occurrence, in-hospital outcomes, and mean hospital charges for patients hospitalized with adult TBI in 1993-1994 using the nationally representative all-payer Nationwide Inpatient Survey (NIS) database, and compared these outcomes with homologous data from 2006-2007. The incidence of TBI admissions was reduced by 35% in 2006-2007 compared with 1993-1994; (22/100,000 versus 34/100,000 population; p

Volume

30

Issue

2

First Page

84

Last Page

90

ISSN

1557-9042

Disciplines

Medical Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Neurology

PubMedID

22978433

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Faculty

Document Type

Article