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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/32990

Title: Gender Differences in Discharge Destination Among Older Adults Following Traumatic Brain Injury
Authors: Brown, Stephanie B.
Colantonio, Angela
Kim, Hwan
Keywords: TBI
Traumatic Brain Injury
Discharge Destination
Long Term Care
Older Adults
Aging
Gender
Gender Differences
Population
Issue Date: 4-Sep-2012
Publisher: Health Care for Women International (Routledge)
Citation: Stephanie B. Brown, Angela Colantonio & Hwan Kim (2012): Gender Differences in Discharge Destination Among Older Adults Following Traumatic Brain Injury, Health Care for Women International, 33(10), 896-904.
Series/Report no.: 33
10
Abstract: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability, and the highest in-patient admission rates are among older adults. We identified that gender independently influences discharge destination following TBI in older adults. In this crosssectional study, we examined discharge destinations of patients admitted to acute care over a 4-year period, as captured by the Ontario Trauma Registry (n = 3,480). Following TBI, women were significantly more likely than men to be sent to long term care facilities rather than home settings (p < .05), controlling for age, injury severity, mechanism of injury, and comorbidities.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/32990
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