Study: Many pediatric concussion patients don't get follow-up care

08/27/2010 | Reuters

Researchers who analyzed data from 2002 to 2006 estimated that about 144,000 U.S. children were taken to emergency rooms annually for a concussion, and about 28% of them were discharged without specific instructions for follow-up care. Such follow-up is essential because the course of the injury can be evaluated only in the days after a concussion, one of the researchers said.

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