Accession Number:

ADA526031

Title:

VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for Management of Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

113.0

Abstract:

The Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of ConcussionMild Traumatic Brain Injury mTBI was developed under the auspices of the Veterans Health Administration VHA and the Department of Defense DoD pursuant to directives from the Department of Veterans Affairs VA. VHA and DoD define clinical practice guidelines as Recommendations for the performance or exclusion of specific procedures or services derived through a rigorous methodological approach that includes 1 Determination of appropriate criteria such as effectiveness, efficacy, population benefit, or patient satisfaction and 2 Literature review to determine the strength of the evidence in relation to these criteria. The intent of these guidelines is to 1 Reduce current practice variation and provide facilities with a structured framework to help improve patient outcomes 2 Provide evidence-based recommendations to assist providers and their patients in the decision-making process related to the patient health care problems 3 Identify outcome measures to support the development of practice-based evidence that can ultimately be used to improve clinical guidelines.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE