The most common cause of death and disability after severe trauma in childhood is traumatic brain injury (TBI). Of all trauma deaths, 25% are caused by head injury. The cost to society is enormous because of the long recovery and disability involved, the comparatively long hospital stays and 5-10% requires discharge to a long-term care facility.
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