Brain Injury Awareness

Brain Injuries       

 ANYTIME - ANYWHERE

 ANYONE         

• 2.4 million people, including 475,000 children, sustain a TBI in the U.S. each year. 5.3 million individuals live with life-long disability as a result ofTBI.

• 52,000 people will die from their injuries. 275,000 people will be hospitalized. 1.4 million people will be treated and released from emergency departments.

• Just as no two people are exactly alike, no two brain injuries are exactly alike.

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BRAIN INJURIES DO NOT DISCRIMINATE

• A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a blow, jolt or bump

to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts

the normal function of the brain.

• 2.4 million people, including 475,000 children, sustain a

TBI in the U.S. each year. 5.3 million individuals live

with life-long disability as a result ofTBI.

• 52,000 people will die. 275,000 people will be

hospitalized. 1.365 million people will be treated and

released from an emergency department.

• TBis are caused by caused by falls (35%); car crashes

(17%), workplace accidents (16%), assaults (10%),

and other causes (21%).

• TBI is a contributing factor to a third (30.5%) of all

injury-related deaths in the United States.

• About 75% of TBIs that occur each year are

concussions or other forms of mild traumatic brain

injury (MTBI).

• Just as no two people are exactly alike, no two brain

injuries are exactly alike. For some, brain injury is the

start of a lifelong disease process. The injury requires

access to a full continuum of medically necessary

treatment and community-based supports furnished

by interdisciplinary teams of qualified and specialized

clinicians working in accredited programs and

appropriate settings.

BRAIN INJURY

ASSOCIATION

• The costs to treat brain injuries are staggering:

• Average hospital-based acute rehab is about

$8,000 per day

• Range for post-acute residential is about $850 to

$2,500 per day

• Day treatment programs (e.g., 4 hours of therapy)

are about $600 to $1,000 with no room/board

• According to the Centers for Disease Control and

Prevention, in the U.S., direct medical costs and

indirect costs of TBI, such as lost productivity,

totaled an estimated $76.3 billion each year.

"Since anyone can sustain a brain injury at any time, it is

important for everyone to have access to comprehensive

rehabilitation and ongoing disease management. Doing so

eases medical complications, permanent disability, family

dysfunction, job loss, homelessness, impoverishment,

medical indigence, suicide and involvement with the

criminal or juvenile justice system. Access to early,

comprehensive treatment for brain injury also alleviates the

burden of long term care that is transferred to tax

payers at the federal state and local levels."

Dr. Brent Masel, National Medical Director

for the Brain Injury Association of America

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For More Information

Brain Injury Association of America

1-800-444-6443

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