This is an excerpt from the Paper written by renowned Neurologist “Masel”:
“……The purpose of this paper is to encourage the classification of a TBI not as an event, not as the
final outcome, but rather as the beginning of a disease process. The paper presents the scientific
data supporting the fact that neither an acute TBI nor a chronic TBI is a static process—that a
TBI impacts multiple organ systems, is disease causative and disease accelerative, and as such,
should be paid for and managed on a par with other diseases.
Despite the fact that patients with a TBI who survive the acute event do not die of their brain
injury per se, a TBI is a disease…….”
Masel, B. Conceptualizing Brain Injury as a Chronic Disease. Vienna, VA: Brain Injury Association of America, 2009.
REPORT in PDF Format: http://www.lexisnexis.com/documents/pdf/20090513025855_large.pdf
Is Brain Injury a Chronic Disease? (Commentary Regarding The Brain Injury of America’s “Conceptualizing Brain Injury as a Chronic Disease”) http://www.braininjurynetwork.org/thesurvivorsviewpoint/achronicdisease.html
Brain Injury Radio Show with Dr. Brent Masel.