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CDC Calls for More Coordination in Treating TBIs in Children

February 21, 2018

Congressional Quarterly (2/21, McIntire, Subscription Publication) says that an analysis provided to Congress on Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that healthcare providers who treat children who experience traumatic brain injuries would benefit from more training and better coordination across the healthcare delivery system. The report said that “services to support TBI management in children after initial injury care have declined in availability, length of time, and consistency within the United States.” Medical providers may not be fully prepared for the follow-up care of treating pediatric cases of traumatic brain injury, according to the report, which “calls for more training in medical school and nursing programs on traumatic brain injuries.”

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