According to research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control, there are more than 2.5 million emergency room visits every single year related to traumatic brain injuries. This also includes hospitalizations and deaths associated with this injury or a combination of a traumatic brain injury and something else.
As it relates to death, traumatic brain injuries contributed to more than 50,000 fatalities in 2010 alone. It is a growing concern about the number of individuals who are diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury. These are some of the most complicated and difficult to understand medical diagnoses in the world today.
There were more than 280,000 hospitalizations in 2010 associated with a traumatic brain injury diagnosis. The rate of diagnoses related to traumatic brain injury is also increasing rapidly. Between 2001 and 2010, the rates of emergency room visits for traumatic brain injuries has increased by 70%, death rates decreased by 7% and hospitalization rates increased by 11%.
It is especially alarming that so many children are impacted by traumatic brain injuries. In 2009 alone, more than 248,000 children were treated in United States emergency rooms for injuries associated with traumatic brain injury.
As of now, falls and car accidents are leading causes of traumatic brain injuries. Getting medical help as soon as possible may aid in your recovery.