Experiences of care reported by adults with traumatic brain injury

O'Callaghan, Anna Mary, McAllister, Lindy and Wilson, Linda (2010) Experiences of care reported by adults with traumatic brain injury. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 12 2: 107-123. doi:10.3109/17549500903431774

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Author O'Callaghan, Anna Mary
McAllister, Lindy
Wilson, Linda
Title Experiences of care reported by adults with traumatic brain injury
Journal name International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1754-9507
Publication date 2010-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3109/17549500903431774
Volume 12
Issue 2
Start page 107
End page 123
Total pages 17
Place of publication Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract This paper investigates the continuum of care experienced by adults and their significant others following a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) in Victoria, Australia. Clinical care guidelines exist defining best practice in TBI rehabilitation, but little is currently known about the experiences of those who sustain a TBI, their needs and the barriers they encounter when attempting to access services. This paper presents the journeys of 202 Victorians admitted for acute care following a moderate to severe TBI over 4 years. Results of this study indicate very few participants report receiving services in line with recommendations made in clinical care guidelines. In addition reported access to services was noted to vary according to allocated healthcare funding (i.e., compensable vs. private vs. public). Clinicians' consideration of healthcare consumers' experiences are essential if services provided are to match consumers' needs. Copyright © 2010 Informa Plc. All rights reserved.
Keyword Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Best practice
Consumer preferences
Clinical care guidelines
Healthcare funding
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