Head Injury Epidemiology

“In the United States, approximately 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. Of these, 275,000 are hospitalized, and 52,000 die. Worldwide, TBI is the leading cause of death and disability for children (<1 year old) and young adults. Falls and motor vehicle collisions account for the largest proportion of TBI cases in civilian populations. Among military personnel, blast injuries are the most common cause… 50% of deaths from TBI occur within the first few hours of injury.” (Neurocrit Care (2015) 23:S143–S154 DOI 10.1007/s12028-015-0176-z)

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