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Traumatic brain injuries on the rise - The Galveston County Daily News : Guest Columns

October 31, 2014

Guest column Traumatic brain injuries on the rise

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 12:00 am

There has been a dramatic increase in the number of brain injuries treated in emergency departments. 

A recent study analyzing data from more than 950 hospitals across the country found there were 2.5 million emergency room visits for traumatic brain injuries in 2010 — a 29 percent increase from 2006. During that same period, overall emergency room visits increased only 3.6 percent. 

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