Being discharged from a trauma center in a hospital after traumatic brain injury (TBI) treatment does not necessarily mean that a patient has fully recovered. Proper aftercare must be ensured for complete recovery. According to a study by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, many patients may not receive follow-up, although TBI can lead to long-lasting physical and cognitive symptoms.
Patients in the Transforming Research and Clinical The TRAT-TBI Initiative, a large, long-term, NIH-funded trial of patients being treated at the emergency department for mild TBI or concussion, was hospitalized after their discharge from the hospital Supply examined.
Follow-up in this study was related to obtaining TBI-related training material at discharge, a call from the hospital within two weeks of discharge, a healthcare provider within two weeks, or a healthcare provider within three months.
According to the findings, 44% of the 831
Approximately half of the patients saw a general practitioner and nearly a third reported seeing more than one type of doctor.
In addition to the 279 patients In three or more moderate to severe postconjunctival symptoms, 41% had no follow-up visit three months after discharge. About half of the patients were discharged without TBI training material.
The rates and components of follow-up on TBI varied greatly from institution to institution, even in patients with the same initial grade of injury.