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Mid-East Toronto Sub-Region
Primary Care e-blast

Important concussion resources for PCPs in your LHIN

Jan. 11, 2019

Here are some concussion resources that will be helpful to primary care providers in your LHIN. In Ontario, over 150,000 people are diagnosed annually with concussion in emergency departments and by primary care physicians. In 2016 there were 13,771 concussions diagnosed in your LHIN. Our work has uncovered that both health care providers and patients feel ill-prepared to effectively navigate the healthcare system with respect to concussion care and management of persistent concussion symptoms. 

The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation has been working to provide clarity and evidence-informed direction with respect to post-concussion care for health care providers and patients by releasing the Standards of Post-Concussion Care and the  3rd Edition Guideline for Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury & Persistent Symptoms for Adults over 18 Years of Age. Providers can use the resources to learn about up-to-date evidence-informed practices and recommendations. Our goal is to streamline visits with health care providers and provide direction to patients and families to increase confidence about how, what and when care should be provided.  

We want to ensure that health care providers are aware of these new resources and we see the LHINs as having a key role in this. 

Sincerely,

Chad Debison-Larabie
Program and Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator, ABI
416-422-2228 ext. 207
chad@onf.org

Judy Gargaro
Clinical and Systems Implementation Associate, ABI
416-422-2228 ext. 216
judy@onf.org



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