Families of rural children with mild head injuries pay more for medical care and get less of it, a Washington State University analysis has found.
Janessa M. Graves, an assistant professor of nursing at WSU Spokane, analyzed data on more than 380,000 children with mild traumatic brain injuries, which usually involve concussions. They account for almost all types of traumatic brain injury, moderate and severe being the other two. On the whole, traumatic brain injury is a leading cause of death and disability among children and adolescents in the United States.
Patients with mild traumatic brain injury are hospitalized less frequently and often get treated … » More …