Baylor Scott & White Research Institute and Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation will be participating in a national study to improve post-acute care for traumatic brain injuries, according to D CEO Healthcare.
The project, which is funded through a five-year, $12.7 million award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, was one of many proposals reviewed before being selected by a team of patients, caregivers, stakeholders, and scientists.
The PCORI is a congressional nonprofit organization that helps patients and clinicians make smarter health-care decisions through its research.
Dr. Simon Driver, director of rehabilitation research and the Ginger Murchison chair for traumatic brain injury research at the Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation, attributes negative results after a traumatic brain injury to the transition from rehabilitation to out-patient care, according to D CEO Healthcare.
The project will use 900 patients diagnosed with moderate to severe TBIs from the six partnering facilities: the Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation, the University of Washington, Indiana University, The Ohio State University, Mount Sinai in New York, and Moss Rehabilitation in Philadelphia.
Patients will be divided into two groups, each with a different post-acute care approach. Both groups will be given standardized discharge care, but one will be given advice and referral sources while the other will have access to a care manager who can assess a patient’s needs and provide telemedicine for six months after their discharge, D CEO Healthcare reported.
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