Essay On Return To Work After Traumatic Brain Injury

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Return to Work after Traumatic Brain Injury: Systematic Review With all the rest required when recovering from a traumatic brain injury, there is a lot of productivity lost in the work place. This loss of productivity has also been shown to result lack of job stability. There is not any exact data on the amount of financial data lost due specifically to TBI, but the annual cost of acute care and rehabilitation as close to reaching 10 billion dollars (Vuadens 2006). The main focus of a study by Saltychev was about returning to work following a TBI. He was identifying factors that are able to predict successful employment after a traumatic injury. Four of the trials he explored were found had positive interventions with returning to work.…show more content…
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