Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Improving the Transition Experience (BRITE)

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BRITE project website

Moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a common cause of long-term disability. Persons with TBI receiving care in inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) are at risk for rehospitalization, poor community reintegration, family stress, and other unfavorable outcomes. In a six-center randomized pragmatic comparative effectiveness study, we compare the effectiveness of two methods for transition from IRF to the community. The Rehabilitation Discharge Plan (RDP) includes patient/ family education and referrals for continued care. The Rehabilitation Transition Plan (RTP) provides RDP plus individualized, manualized care management via phone or videoconference. 900 patients will be randomized, with caregivers also invited to participate. Assessed outcomes include societal participation, quality of life, caregiver well-being, and use of healthcare resources at 6-months and 12-months post-discharge.


Project Period:
August 1, 2017 July 31, 2022

Funding Type(s):
Federal

Funder(s):
PCORI

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Geographic Area(s):
National

Practice Type(s):
Hospital, Online/remote/apps/social media, Outpatient, Rural

Patient Population(s):
Adults, Caregivers/Providers

Targeted Condition(s):
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)