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Traumatic Brain Injury
Occurrence and Mortality in New Hampshire
NH DPHS, Injury Surveillance Program
September 2012
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Inpatient Discharges for TBI Occurrences by Disposition
NOTE: The validity of disposition data is uncertain because data are not available to
confirm that these events occurred after the patient was discharged.
Table 13: Inpatient Discharges for TBI Occurrences by Disposition and Year,
2001-2009
DISPOSITION
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Total Percent
Other Short Term
Hospital
29
30
27 23 26 27 36 26 33
257 3.27%
Skilled Nursing
Facility
79
95 103 99 127 97 157 144 174 1075 13.67%
Intermediate Care
Facility
6
9
6 9 7 5 4 30 40
116 1.47%
Structured/Assisted
Living
12
10
5 12 15 13 10 129 143
349 4.44%
Home THEN Self
Care
389 394 411 431 414 466 511 385 366 3767 47.89%
Home Health
Service
74 100
90 117 107 124 129 154 185 1080 13.73%
Against Medical
Advice
8
5
10 9 10 10 9 11 10
82 1.04%
Transfer To
Rehabilitation
Facility
48
57
63 89 72 73 96 77 52
627 7.97%
Transfer To Rehab.
In Acute Facility
39
31
33 28 44 33 35 36 79
358 4.55%
Transfer To
Substance Abuse
Facility
1
1
1
1
4 0.05%
Transfer To
Psychiatric Facility
2
3
3
4 4 1
17 0.22%
Transfer To Psych.
In Acute Facility
4
3
7 2 3 2 1 5 5
32 0.41%
Other or Unknown
5
3
2 8 6 0 0 39 39
102 1.30%
Sub Total
695 741 757 831 831 855 992 1037 1127 7866 93.69%
Died during
Inpatient
Hospitalization
58
58
56 60 64 68 73 43 50
530 6.31%
Grand Total
753 799 813 891 895 923 1065 1080 1177 8396 100%
Most TBI Inpatient discharges released the patient to go home and practice self-care
(48%),
or are released to go home with home health services (14%). The remaining
patients need further care in a professional rehabilitation setting (approximately 36%).
Although most are discharged to home and then self-care, this does not mean that there
was a full recovery. In fact, most of these people have ongoing disabilities that take
months and years to fully heal, if at all. About 6% died during inpatient hospitalization.