An estimated 1.7 million people sustain a TBI in the U.S. annually.
̶ 52,000 die,
̶ 275,000 are hospitalized, and
̶ 1.365 million, nearly 80%, are treated and released from an ED.
TBI is a contributing factor to a third (30.5%) of all injury-related deaths in the U.S.
As many as 75%, but up to 90% of these visits are for “mild” TBIs that are primarily the result of falls and motor vehicle crashes.