Most concussion patients get no care after leaving hospital

More than half of patients hospitalized for a concussion receive no follow-up care within three months of their discharge, according to a national multi-center study published today.Millions of Americans suffer concussions each year, and many endure symptoms for months or years afterward. But a study of 831 patients sent to top-level trauma centers for a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) found that only 44 percent saw a physician or other provider within three months of their injury, a critical period for care. In addition, only 47 percent received educational materials about their injury before they went home.

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