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Inpatient Discharges for TBI Occurrences by Disposition
NOTE:
The validity of disposition data is questionable because no data is available
to confirm that these events occurred after the patient was discharged.
Table 13: Inpatient Discharges for TBI Occurrences by Disposition and Year,
2000-2005
Disposition
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Total Percent
Home THEN Self Care
388 389 394 411 431 414 2427
53%
Skilled Nursing Facility
89 79 95 103 99 127 592
13%
Home Health Service
83 74 100 90 117 107 571
12%
Transfer To Rehabilitation
Facility
64 48 57 63 89 72 393
9%
Transfer To Rehab. In
Acute Facility
30 39 31 33 28 44 205
4%
Other Short Term
Hospital
24 29 30 27 23 26 159
3%
Structured/Assisted
Living
11 12 10 5 12 15 65
1%
Against Medical Advice
10 8 5 10 9 10 52
1%
Intermediate Care Facility
5 6 9 6 9 7 42
1%
Other or Unknown
2 5 3 2 8 6 26
1%
Transfer To Psych. In
Acute Facility
3 4 3 7 2 3 22
0.5%
Transfer To Psychiatric
Facility
6 2 3
3
14
0.3%
Transfer To Substance
Abuse Facility
1
1
2
0.04%
Total
715 695 741 757 831 831 4570
100%
Most TBI Inpatient discharges release the patient to go home and practice self-care
(53%),
or are released to go home with home health services (12%). 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.