Report shows 6.8 billion annual cost in Texas due to TBI

Posted: October 5, 2010CORE Health Care is an Austin based center dedicated to helping those suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, and other special needs. They recently commissioned a study that showed TBI costs the state of Texas up to 6.8 billion dollars annually “in terms of deaths, emergency room visits, hospitalization, and disability”. The report emphasizes the need for increased funding for rehabilitation, prevention, and research to help alleviate not only the economic toll caused by TBI or stroke – but also help the individuals and families effected by brain injury.

The CORE Health Care report highlights the importance of addressing the significant cognitive problems caused by TBI – the timing of this report coincides with a study published in the journal Brain Injury showing Cogmed to be effective in improving working memory capacity and performance at work in adults with TBI.

Click here to read the CORE Health Care report