Traumatic Brain Injuries are one of the most prevalent neurological conditions in the US. TBI leads to wide range of short or long-term issues affecting cognitive function, motor function, sensation and emotion. Utilize Health aims to join these patients throughout their healthcare journey to help maximize their potential for recovery, which ends up reducing costs and increasing patients’ overall satisfaction.
1.7 million patients sustain a TBI annually.
About 25% of moderate brain injury patients will be left with a moderate degree of disability.
Only 25-33% of patients with a severe brain injury will have a positive recovery.
40% of those hospitalized with a brain injury had at least one unmet need for services on year post-injury.
Direct medical costs and indirect costs such as lost productivity totaled an estimated in $60 billion in 2000.
There are two different types of brain injuries. Members could have been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury or an acquired brain injury.
The severity and symptoms of TBI are measured with tools such as the Glasgow Coma Scale and Ranchos Los Amigos Scale.
Loss of hearing, smell, taste or vision
Decreased attention and concentration
Lack of awareness