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Comment & Response
July 2014

Rehabilitation and Causes of Premature Mortality in Patients With Traumatic Brain Injury

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
JAMA Psychiatry. 2014;71(7):839-840. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2014.373

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.

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