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As required by this Act, the following Federal report summarizes current knowledge about the incidence, causes, severity, associated disabilities, and prevalence of TBI. Each year an estimated 1. As a consequence of these injuries: As the cumulative result of past traumatic brain injuries, an estimated 5.
While the risk of having a TBI is substantial among all age groups, this risk is highest among adolescents, young adults, and persons older than 75 years.
The risk of TBI among males is twice the risk among females. The major causes of TBI are: Motor vehicle crashes--the leading cause of TBI resulting in hospitalization. Violence, especially suicidal behavior and assaults that involve firearms--the leading cause of TBI-related death.
Falls--the leading cause of TBI among the elderly. These injuries have both short-term and long-term effects on individuals, their families, and society and their financial cost is enormous.
For the estimated 5. The long-term impairments and disabilities associated with TBI are grave and the full human cost is incalculable.
Yet because these disabilities are not readily apparent to the public--unlike a broken leg, for example--TBI is referred to as the invisible epidemic. These disabilities, arising from cognitive, emotional, sensory, and motor impairments, often permanently alter a person's vocational aspirations and have profound effects on social and family relationships.
The human face of TBI is suggested by this example, which describes experiences shared by many others: In the hospital emergency department he was briefly examined, told that he had suffered a "concussion," and sent home an hour later without other treatment.
Despite symptoms including headache, fatigue, and memory loss, he returned to his counseling practice. His clients noticed his memory and concentration problems and he had to close his practice in six months.
His health insurance company raised his premium rates until he could no longer afford coverage. His wife divorced him. His applications for Social Security disability income were denied over two years, and for six months he had to live in a van.
Finally, he received some Social Security benefits.
Years later, he learned about and enrolled in a new college program designed for people with brain injury. He developed ways of partially compensating for his continuing memory and concentration difficulties and re-opened a part-time counseling practice that provides minimal income.
Appropriate follow-up from a State TBI registry might have led him to helpful programs earlier. The decline in TBI-related hospitalization rates has been much greater--about 50 percent since during a period when efforts to contain health care costs may have led to changes in hospital admissions practices restricting inpatient care.
This much larger decline in hospitalization rates suggests that an increasing proportion of persons with less severe TBI may now receive only emergency department outpatient care and are sent home instead of being admitted to hospitals.
If we are to measure the total impact of TBI, the needs for TBI services, and the true injury reductions due to successful prevention, we must include emergency department-based surveillance with surveillance based on hospitalization admissions.
Knowing more about the outcomes of TBIs--those treated only in emergency departments as well as those treated in hospitals--is critical in order to assure proper treatment and follow-up.Safety and environmental standards for fuel storage sites Final report 5 Foreword 7 Introduction 9 Scope and application 11 Summary of actions required 14 Part 1.
- Elementary Arithmetic - High School Math - College Algebra - Trigonometry - Geometry - Calculus But let's start at the beginning and work our way up through the various areas of math.
We need a good foundation of each area to build upon for the next level. When any accident occurs, the first thing one must do is the creation of an accident report form. Such forms embody the specific details of the incident- like the date, time, location, the actual incident, the factors behind it as well as what happened after the accident.
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