CDC Issues New Report on TBI – Related Emergency Department Visits, Hospitalizations, and Deaths

The CDC conducts surveillance of TBI to understand the public health burden, to monitor trends, and to identify groups at greatest risk for TBI. A new report from the CDC focuses on short- and long-term adverse clinical outcomes, including death and disability. TBI can be caused by a number of principal mechanisms, including motor-vehicle crashes, falls, and assaults. This report describes the estimated incidence of TBI-related emergency department (ED) visits, hospitalizations, and deaths during 2013 and makes comparisons to similar estimates from 2007.

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Authors: Christopher A. Taylor, PhD1; Jeneita M. Bell, MD, MPH1; Matthew J. Breiding, PhD1; Likang Xu, MD, MS2 (View author affiliations)