May 2013

Concussions in Ontario

Recent research has shed light on the risks associated with concussions. These injuries are more common than previously thought, and improper management has been linked to chronic brain disorders such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). In addition, the symptoms and proper recovery procedures are not widely recognized, creating a gap between knowledge and practice. In Ontario, data examining the prevalence of concussions has been limited.  This report aims to use recent data to provide a picture of concussion-related emergency room visits in Ontario, and identify trends and conclusions that will assist health care practitioners working in injury prevention and concussion management. 

Please note that this is the second version of the report and contains newly updated numbers.  It is encouraged that all users obtain and refer to this revised version. 

Ontario Injury Compass provides an analysis of injury issues in Ontario. Each report provides a snapshot of the most recent data available on the given topic.  By signing up, you can automatically receive notification when the reports are released. 

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