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Emergency Department Discharges for TBI Occurrences by Disposition
Table 14: Emergency Department Discharges for TBI Occurrences by Disposition
and Year, 2000-2005
Disposition
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Total
%
Home THEN Self Care
5377 5967 5923 6359 6755 7626 38007
95%
Other Short Term Hospital
167 162 207 271 314 339 1460
4%
Against Medical Advice
37 26 30 30 48 57
228
1%
Skilled Nursing Facility
19 16 14 15 35 45
144
0.4%
Intermediate Care Facility
8 18 14 17 12 25
94
0.2%
Structured/Assisted Living
10 12
8 16 13 33
92
0.2%
Transfer To Psychiatric
Facility
1
4
4
4
5
3
21
0.1%
Home Health Service
2
4
3
4
2
15
0.04%
Transfer To Psych. In
Acute Facility
2
3
2
2
1
2
12
0.03%
Transfer To Substance
Abuse Facility
2
1
1
2
6
12
0.03%
Other or Unknown
1
3
1
1
6
0.01%
Transfer To Rehabilitation
Facility
1
1
1
3
6
0.01%
Transfer To Rehab. In
Acute Facility
2
2 0.005%
Total
5626 6212 6207 6719 7191 8144 40099
100%
Most TBI ED discharges release the patient to go home and practice self-care (95%).
Four percent required a short-term hospital stay, and the remaining (approximately 1%)
were discharged to various professional rehabilitation facilities.