To the Editor We read with great interest the article by Fazel et al,1 which examined premature mortality in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). We commend the authors for highlighting that TBI is a chronic disease and that the long-term sequelae of TBI include premature mortality as a result of injuries (vehicle and nonvehicle), suicide, assault, and other causes.
Journeay WS, MacDonald SL, Bayley MT. Rehabilitation and Causes of Premature Mortality in Patients With Traumatic Brain Injury. JAMA Psychiatry. 2014;71(7):839-840. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2014.373