To investigate improvement rates and medical services costs in older brain injured adults relative to younger patients.
Descriptive statistics were computed in a prospective comparative study of 50 patients 55 years and older and 50 patients 18 to 54 years old matched for gender and injury severity (number of days in coma, admission Glasgow Coma Score, intracranial pressure).
Independent t tests were performed to examine differences between the two samples on specific variables.
Five medical centers in the federally sponsored Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Project that provide emergency medical services, intensive and acute medical care, inpatient rehabilitation, and a spectrum of community rehabilitation services.
Patients were selected from a national database of 531 rehabilitation inpatients admitted to acute care within 8 hours of traumatic brain injury between 1989 and 1994.
Disability Rating Scale, Functional Independence Measure, Rancho Los Amigos Levels of Cognitive Functioning Scale, length of stay, acute care and rehabilitation charges, and discharge disposition.
Older persons averaged a significantly longer rehabilitation length of stay, higher total rehabilitation charges, and a lower rate of change on functional measures. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Crânioencéphalique, Homme, Age, Pronostic, Capacité fonctionnelle, Echelle évaluation, Handicap, Analyse coût, Economie santé, Etude comparative, Durée, Hospitalisation, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Crâne pathologie, Durée séjour
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Craniocerebral, Human, Age, Prognosis, Functional capacity, Evaluation scale, Handicap, Cost analysis, Health economy, Comparative study, Duration, Hospitalization, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Skull disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0438025
Code Inist : 002B16B. Création : 10/04/1997.