Session Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm
Location: Research Hub - Kiosk 6
Disclosures: Christina Marie Case: Nothing to disclose
Objective: To assess the benefit of follow-up care with a physiatrist for mild brain injury patients following community discharge from level one trauma center.
Design: Descriptive study of retrospectively collected data.
Setting: Outpatient physiatry clinic.
Participants: 34 patients including 24 arrived to appointment and 10 no-shows.
Interventions: Not applicable
Main Outcome Measures: Descriptive statistics of arrived vs non-arrived patients, self-reported benefit of follow-up appointment via phone survey, and assumed benefit of follow-up visit using therapy referral, medication prescription, and subsequent appointment data
Results: The median age of arrived patients was 51 and non-arrived was 32.5 with no significant variation in gender or race. 66.67% of participants attended clinic at least one more time after initial specialist appointment, 87.5% were referred to therapy (i.e. occupational, physical, neuropsychology, or speech language), and 80% were prescribed medication. 84.60% of phone survey participants reported that they believed their mTBI follow-up appointment to be beneficial.
Conclusions: A standardized follow-up appointment with a physiatrist indicated benefit for the patients in the present study. Further interventions should be made to enhance patient appointment attendance.
Level of Evidence: Level IV
To cite this abstract in AMA style:Case CM, Holland B, Pitts S, Sandin KJ. Utility of mTBI Continuity Physiatry Clinic for Trauma Patients [abstract]. PM R. 2019; 11(S2)(suppl 2). https://pmrjabstracts.org/abstract/utility-of-mtbi-continuity-physiatry-clinic-for-trauma-patients/. Accessed October 23, 2021.
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