Navigation Links
Georgians with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Lost in an Inadequate System
Date:11/20/2007

Study finds no coordinated system of care

ATLANTA, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia is not the place to get long-term help for a traumatic brain injury. Just ask Ben Fuller, the young father in North Georgia who, after being injured in a car accident, has spent more than two years shuttled between hospitals, unable to return to home. During his odyssey, more than 117 Georgia nursing homes have denied him admission because staff wasn't trained to handle his behavioral issues. More than anything Ben wants to be with his family, yet there are insufficient community services to support him there. He is not alone. Up to 18,000 people are suffering similar fates, according to a new report that evaluates the costs and gaps in care for Georgians with neurobehavioral issues.

The study, "Georgia's Neurobehavioral Crisis: Lack of Coordinated Care, Inappropriate Institutionalizations," reveals the alarming extent to which Georgians with traumatic brain injuries fail to receive appropriate care. The report was conducted by the Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission, the state's only funding source dedicated to meeting the needs of people with traumatic brain injury (TBI).

At the heart of the problem is Georgia's lack of a coordinated system of care for people suffering from neurobehavioral issues stemming from TBIs. Too often, people with TBI are not identified and diagnosed properly, do not receive basic rehabilitation and end up in nursing homes, out-of-state programs, state hospitals, prison or become homeless-at tremendous cost to individuals, families and the state. For example, when a person with a severe TBI is sent to a state mental hospital -- at a cost of $178,000 a year - both the person and the facility suffer. The facility is not equipped to provide the type of medical care needed for neurobehavioral rehabilitation.

The report recommends that existing funds can be better spent by redirecting people to more appropria
'/>"/>

SOURCE Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Scientists puzzled by severe allergic reaction to cancer drug in the middle Southern US
2. Surgery for severe obesity saves lives
3. Z Trim Announces Revocation of Gregory Halpern Severence Agreement
4. Primary biliary cirrhosis more severe in African-American and Hispanic patients
5. South Texas Doctors Report More Severe Cases of Community Staph Super Bug Hospitalizing Children
6. Severe heart attack damage limited by hydrogen sulfide
7. Women with severe PMS perceive their sleep quality to be poor
8. First significant genetic finding in severe PMS, or PMDD
9. 10th Anniversary of Revolutionary Teaching Approach that Offers the Severely Disabled the Gift of Self-Expression - Through Painting
10. Severe heart defect likely caused by genetic factors
11. MS that runs in families appears more severe than non-familial MS
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/17/2014)... Pediatrician-in-Chief Jon McCullers, MD, was recently invited to ... Nature Reviews Microbiology , one of the ... world-renowned infectious disease specialist, and chair of the ... Health Science Center, analyzed the epidemiology and microbiology ... pandemics, as well as more recent 2009 novel ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Il. (April 17, 2014) Doctors who treat ... called lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) can face an agonizing treatment ... of the disease and help relieve shortness of ... transplants, and sirolimus can cause potentially fatal complications ... pulmonologist Dr. Daniel Dilling, medical director of Loyola ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... April 17, 2014-- Colic affects about one in five ... numerous pediatric visits during the first several months after ... symptoms was showing promise; however, the April 1, 2014 ... Sung, Valerie) reported on a study, "Probiotics and Infant ... L reuteri for infant colic did not ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... April 17, 2014 EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit organization ... published a comprehensive review today examining the current state ... The review calls for improved global surveillance strategies to ... recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa that has ... of Guinea and Liberia. According to the World ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... research team led by Cesar A. Arias, M.D., Ph.D., ... Houston (UTHealth) has identified a new superbug that caused ... appeared in the April 17 issue of The ... superbug is part of a class of highly-resistant bacteria ... which is a major cause of hospital and community-associated ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Patients with rare lung disease face agonizing treatment dilemma 2Health News:Patients with rare lung disease face agonizing treatment dilemma 3Health News:New study says probiotic use for infant colic is not effective in reducing symptoms 2Health News:Re-emergence of Ebola focuses need for global surveillance strategies 2Health News:Re-emergence of Ebola focuses need for global surveillance strategies 3Health News:New MRSA superbug emerges in Brazil 2
... predictive models of human disease is likely following ... (ESF), which urged for a collaborative effort between ... an enormous amount of data from different sources ... of human tissue, and in vitro laboratory experiments. ...
... WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 The Service Employees,International Union (SEIU), ... the following statement in support of the diagnosis of,and ... by,Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) today:, On the heels ... their top overall issues -- and health care costs ...
... as Rainmakers, SAN DIEGO, Nov. 12 New ... of nurses as hospital revenue,generators, according to a new ... staffing company in,the nation, the survey of 305 hospital ... and the emerging role of nurses as,financial rainmakers., ...
... Pharmaceuticals Inc.,announces the promotion of William N. ... Orthopaedics and Urology Business Unit, recently formed ... formerly Executive Director of,Ferring,s Orthopaedics Business Unit., ... In his new role, Garbarini is responsible ...
... components will feature its productivity maximizing products at ASCB Meeting in San ... ... 2008 -- InVitria InVitria announced today that it will showcase ... Biology Meeting on Dec. 13-17 in San Francisco, CA. InVitria provides animal ...
... record lows,the nation,s stress level hits record highs, but despite ... being more stressed,than ever. In his latest book, Life from ... advice such as, "don,t worry, just,stay calm," not only doesn,t ... problem is explained by new information on the nature of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Computers make sense of experiments on human disease 2Health News:Computers make sense of experiments on human disease 3Health News:SEIU Statement in Support of New Blueprint to Solve Health Care Crisis by Senator Max Baucus 2Health News:AMN Survey: Nurses to Have Bigger Impact on Hospital Revenue 2Health News:Ferring Pharmaceuticals Promotes William Garbarini to Vice President of New Orthopaedics and Urology Business Unit 2Health News:Ferring Pharmaceuticals Promotes William Garbarini to Vice President of New Orthopaedics and Urology Business Unit 3Health News:InVitria to Showcase its Innovative Cell Culture Components at American Society of Cell Biology Annual Meeting 2Health News:InVitria to Showcase its Innovative Cell Culture Components at American Society of Cell Biology Annual Meeting 3Health News:Stress Spikes as Economy Tanks - Psychologist Identifies Why Traditional 'Stress Management' Techniques Don't Work, and Offers Radical New Approach 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014  Manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of innovative medical-related ... their most important business assets, intellectual property (IP). ... Because of the highly-competitive nature of the ... the most litigious industry sectors of cases involving ...
(Date:1/15/2014)...  Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ECTE ) ("Echo"), ... as a non-invasive, wireless continuous glucose monitoring system, today ... and Interim CEO of Echo Therapeutics, will present at ... Mr. Doman will make a corporate ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... YORK , Jan. 15, 2014 ... report is available in its catalogue: ... India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to ... PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Intellectual Property Insurance for Medical-related Products and Services 2Echo Therapeutics to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Tenth Annual Equity Conference 2Echo Therapeutics to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Tenth Annual Equity Conference 3PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 2PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 3PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 4PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 5
... 2010 MMRSS, which has been,expanding its geographic footprint over the past 5 years, announced the,opening of ... , , ... Thailand , Indonesia , Sri,Lanka , Bangladesh , Vietnam and UAE, has ... , , ...
... , SUNNYVALE, Calif. , Aug. 3 Accuray Incorporated ... field of radiosurgery, announced today it received Shonin approval from the Japanese ... Robotic Radiosurgery System to treat tumors non-invasively anywhere in the body, inclusive ... as the "CyberKnife® Radiosurgery System." , ...
Cached Medicine Technology:MMRSS now in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan 2Accuray's CyberKnife® G4 System Receives Shonin Approval 2Accuray's CyberKnife® G4 System Receives Shonin Approval 3Accuray's CyberKnife® G4 System Receives Shonin Approval 4
Pilling-Weck, medium clip size, 10mm, rotatable take apart...
Insert only, Ethicon, small clip size...
Ethicon, medium clip size, 10mm, rotatable take apart...
... The Wako CRP-HS assay utilizes turbidimetric ... procedure, measuring over the range of 0.2-28.0 ... can be adapted to most clinical chemistry ... performance in terms of precision, linearity, correlation, ...
Medicine Products: