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Issue: Issue 3 (2016) – Supplement 1


Development of the international pediatric acquired brain injury plain (iPABI plan)

Patrick B. Donohue
Pediatric acquired brain injury (PABI) is the leading cause of death and disability for American youth up to 25 years of age and is an international public health crisis. Over 765,000 American youth enter an Emergency Department each year with a new brain injury, over 80,000 are hospitalized and over 11,000 die annually. There is currently no evidenced-based system of care to prevent, identify, treat or cure PABI. The International Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Plan (iPABI Plan) is developed from the $2.9 billion, seven-year National Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Plan (PABI Plan) by the International Advisory Board of The Sarah Jane Brain Foundation. The PABI Plan develops a seamless, standardized, evidence-based system of care that is universally accessible for the millions of American families who have a child with a brain injury. This presentation will explain Who, What, Where, Why, When and How about the iPABI Plan.

Special Issue on Controversies in Neurology. From the 10th World Congress on Controversies in Neurology (CONy), Lisbon, Portugal. 17–20 March 2016.

International Journal of Clinical Neurosciences and Mental Health 2016; 3(Suppl. 1):L18
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