Risk factors for acute care transfer among traumatic brain injury patients

Aashish A. Deshpande, Scott R. Millis, Ross D. Zafonte, Flora Hammond, Deborah L. Wood

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Abstract

Objective: Acute inpatient traumatic brain injury (TBI) rehabilitation has seen a jump in complexity of medical patient care over the past several years, often necessitating transfer back to an acute care facility. The purpose of this study was to determine the association between selected clinical variables and transfer from inpatient rehabilitation to an acute care facility. Design: A retrospective review of cases from 1992 to 1994. Setting: A TBI unit in a freestanding rehabilitation hospital. Patients: Twenty-two patients were identified as having received acute care transfer. This group was compared with 78 patients, admitted in the same interval, who did not require acute care transfer. The variables evaluated included recent surgery, pneumonia, fracture, intracranial blood, tracheostomy use, percutaneous feeding tube use, deep venous thrombosis, focal neurological examination, following simple commands, serum sodium level of 11,000 cells/μL, and serum hemoglobin level of

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)350-352
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Volume78
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Rehabilitation
Inpatients
Tracheostomy
Neurologic Examination
Enteral Nutrition
Serum
Venous Thrombosis
Pneumonia
Patient Care
Hemoglobins
Sodium
Traumatic Brain Injury

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Risk factors for acute care transfer among traumatic brain injury patients. / Deshpande, Aashish A.; Millis, Scott R.; Zafonte, Ross D.; Hammond, Flora; Wood, Deborah L.

In: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 78, No. 4, 04.1997, p. 350-352.

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Deshpande, Aashish A. ; Millis, Scott R. ; Zafonte, Ross D. ; Hammond, Flora ; Wood, Deborah L. / Risk factors for acute care transfer among traumatic brain injury patients. In: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 1997 ; Vol. 78, No. 4. pp. 350-352.
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