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Health care utilization and needs after pediatric traumatic brain injury.
|Title||Health care utilization and needs after pediatric traumatic brain injury.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2006|
|Authors||Slomine BS, McCarthy ML, Ding R, MacKenzie EJ, Jaffe KM, Aitken ME, Durbin DR, Christensen JR, Dorsch AM, Paidas CN|
|Corporate Authors||CHAT Study Group|
|Date Published||2006 Apr|
Children with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) show early neurobehavioral deficits that can persist several years after injury. Despite the negative impact that TBI can have on a child's physical, cognitive, and psychosocial well-being, only 1 study to date has documented the receipt of health care services after acute care and the needs of children after TBI. The purpose of this study was to document the health care use and needs of children after a TBI and to identify factors that are associated with unmet or unrecognized health care needs during the first year after injury.