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New Research: Many patients treated for head injuries do not receive follow-up care, study indicates

May 30, 2018

Originally published in the American Medical Association's newsletter, AMA Morning Rounds®

"Many patients treated for head injuries do not receive follow-up care, study indicates"

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (5/25, Fazio) reported researchers have found that “fewer than half of patients who received treatment for a head injury were given follow-up care including educational materials about their condition or secondary appointments.” The findings were published in JAMA Network Open.

HealthDay (5/25, Reinberg) reported that between 3.2 million and 5.3 million Americans “live with long-term health effects from a traumatic brain injury, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”