Life care planning for acquired brain injury

David Ripley, Roger O. Weed

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Acquired brain injury (ABI) is one of the leading causes of neurological impairment in the U.S. and accounts for over 1 million visits to the emergency room each year (Centers for Disease Control, 1999; Kraus et al., 1984). ABI is the leading cause of neurological impairment for individuals between the ages of 16 and 30 years of age. Acquired brain injury technically includes brain damage as a result of cerebrovascular disease (or stroke), but for the purposes of this chapter, the focus will predominately be on brain injury of traumatic etiology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLife Care Planning Case Management Handbook, Second Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages38
ISBN (Electronic)9781420054194
ISBN (Print)9780849376825
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics
  • General Medicine


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