Patterns of healthcare service utilisation following severe traumatic brain injury: An idiographic analysis of injury compensation claims data
A Collie, K-H Prang
INJURY-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THE CARE OF THE INJURED | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2013
BACKGROUND: The rate and extent of recovery after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) is heterogeneous making prediction of likely healthcare service utilisation (HSU) difficult. Patterns of HSU derived from nomothetic samples do not represent the diverse range of outcomes possible within this patient group. Group-based trajectory model is a semi-parametric statistical technique that seeks to identify clusters of individuals whose outcome (however measured) follows a similar pattern of change over time. AIM: To identify and characterise patterns of HSU in the 5-year period following severe TBI. METHODS: Detailed healthcare treatment payments data in 316 adults with severe TBI (Glasgow Coma S..View full abstract
The authors thank Professor Bobby Jones for his assistance in using SAS Proc Traj for the data analysis. Funding for this project was provided by a research grant from the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and WorkSafe Victoria via the Institute for Safety Compensation and Recovery Research. Views expressed are those of the authors and not the funding agencies.