March is Brain Injury Awareness Month
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability in the United States, contributing to about 30 percent of all injury deaths. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the top three leading causes for TBI are falls, unintentional blunt trauma and motor vehicle crashes.
According to data collected by the WHA Information Center, between October 2015 and September 2016 there were 7,834 inpatient admissions for treatment of traumatic brain injury in Wisconsin hospitals, 16,172 ER visits and 1,700 observation visits for the same diagnosis.
WHAIC is dedicated to collecting, analyzing and disseminating complete, accurate and timely data and reports about charges, utilization, quality and efficiency provided by Wisconsin hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and other health care providers.