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The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is one of only 16 Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Model Systems in the country for research on treatment of patients who experience TBI. Since 1987, we have studied the lifelong effects of severe TBI and played a pivotal role in improving care standards and treatments for TBI patients.
Founded in 1992 at Ohio State, the Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation has developed research and community education efforts that have resulted in better assessment and treatment of the TBI patient population. Substance abuse treatment is a key area of our research focus, along with treating agitation and irritability and measuring long-term outcomes from brain injury.
Almost half of brain injury patients have substance abuse issues and Ohio State is well known for our research in this area. Substance abuse treatment information developed for TBI patients at Ohio State is used by healthcare professionals, individuals and families all over the country.
Ohio State researchers have developed assessment techniques widely used in the field including the Agitated Behavior Scale and OSU TBI-Identification Method (OSU TBI-ID).
Ohio State’s TBI Program includes leading contributors to the field.
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