Health care utilization and needs after pediatric traumatic brain injury.

TitleHealth care utilization and needs after pediatric traumatic brain injury.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsSlomine BS, McCarthy ML, Ding R, MacKenzie EJ, Jaffe KM, Aitken ME, Durbin DR, Christensen JR, Dorsch AM, Paidas CN
Corporate AuthorsCHAT Study Group
JournalPediatrics
Volume117
Issue4
Paginatione663-74
Date Published2006 Apr
Abstract

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.

Alternate JournalPediatrics