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New Data shows 3.5 million people sustain a TBI each year

March 18, 2013

In 2009, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified approximately 3.5 million medical encounters and deaths in which TBI was one of the diagnoses listed in health care providers’ medical records or vital statistics (Coronado et. al. 2012).
The breakdown of the data: 
  • 1.1 million were identified in office-based physicians
  • 84,000 in outpatient departments 
  • 2.1 million in emergency departments (EDs) 
  • 300,000 in hospitalization records 
  • 53,000 died (Coronado et. al. 2012 )

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