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DOI: 10.7249/RR844
Report Nubmer: RR-844-OSD
Understanding Treatment of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in the Military Health System
Author: Carrie M. Farmer; Heather Krull; Thomas W. Concannon; Molly Simmons; Francesca Pillemer; Teague Ruder; Andrew M. Parker; Maulik P. Purohit; Liisa Hiatt; Benjamin Batorsky; et al.
Publisher: RAND Corporation
Publishing Year: 2016
Date Published: 2016
Pages: 146
Country Filed: 美国
Language: 英语
Keyword: Military Veterans ; Traumatic Brain Injury ; Defense Health Agency ; Health Care Quality ; Students
English Abstract: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is considered a signature injury of modern warfare, though TBIs can also result from training accidents, falls, sports, and motor vehicle accidents. Among service members diagnosed with a TBI, the majority of cases are mild TBIs (mTBIs), also known as concussions. Many of these service members receive care through the Military Health System, but the amount, type, and quality of care they receive has been largely unknown. A RAND study, the first to examine the mTBI care of a census of patients in the Military Health System, assessed the number and characteristics (including deployment history and history of TBI) of nondeployed, active-duty service members who received an mTBI diagnosis in 2012, the locations of their diagnoses and next health care visits, the types of care they received in the six months following their mTBI diagnosis, co-occurring conditions, and the duration of their treatment. While the majority of service members with mTBI recover quickly, the study further examined a subset of service members with mTBI who received care for longer than three months following their diagnosis. Diagnosing and treating mTBI can be especially challenging because of variations in symptoms and other factors. The research revealed inconsistencies in the diagnostic coding, as well as areas for improvement in coordinating care across providers and care settings. The results and recommendations provide a foundation to guide future clinical studies to improve the quality of care and subsequent outcomes for service members diagnosed with mTBI.
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Carrie M. Farmer,Heather Krull,Thomas W. Concannon,et al. Understanding Treatment of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in the Military Health System. 2016-01-01.
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