Author(s): RutlandBrown W, Langlois JA, Thomas KE, Xi YL
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Abstract Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an important public health problem in the United States. In 2003, there were an estimated 1,565,000 TBIs in the United States: 1,224,000 emergency department visits, 290,000 hospitalizations, and 51,000 deaths. Findings were similar to those from previous years in which rates of TBI were highest for young children (aged 0-4) and men, and the leading causes of TBI were falls and motor vehicle traffic.
This article was published in J Head Trauma Rehabil
and referenced in Emergency Medicine: Open Access