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ABI admissions in the UK – females catching up with their male counterparts
The number of females suffering head injuries have risen by almost 25% over the last 10 years which requires further urgent research, according to a recent study by Headway.
Headway have published data following research on all acquired brain injury hospital admission statistics in the UK, highlighting a disturbing growth in head injuries to the brain each year.
- The number of admissions with an ABI related diagnosis has increased by 10% since 2005-2006
- In 2013-2014 there was an ABI admission every 90 seconds
- In 2013-2014 there was an admission for head injury every 3 minutes
- Men are 1.6 times more likely than women to be admitted for head injury, although female head injury admissions have risen 24% since 2005/2006
One of the many concerns based on this increase in ABI related hospital admissions and that the majority of these patients will survive, is an ever increasing pressure on the support services to include rehabilitation provided by Charities such as Headway, who strive to improve quality of life and independence for these survivors.
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