TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury)

(all statistics taken from the Center for Disease and Control Prevention web site)

TBI in the United States

• An estimated 1.7 million people sustain TBI annually

Of these:

• 52,000 die

• 275,000 are hospitalized

• 1.365 million, nearly 80%, are treated and released from an emergency department

• TBI is a contributing factor to a third (30.5%) of all injury-related deaths in the United States

• About 75% of TBIs that occur each year are concussions or other forms of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI)

• Direct medical costs and indirect costs of TBI, such as lost productivity, totaled an estimated $60 billion in the United States in 2000