MUSC trauma center

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is the single largest cause of death from injury in the United States:

  • 1,000,000 people with TBI per year in US: 
  • 230,00 hospitalized 
  • 50,000 die (one third of all trauma deaths) 
  • 80 to 90,000 with long term disability

There are more than 5 million people in the US living with disability from TBI at an estimated cost of over $37.8 billion per year.

Fact Sheet from the NVIPC at CDC:
Ref: Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States: A Report to Congress, CDC, Dec 1999


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