In Reply We reported on an observational study of the effects of traumatic brain injury on adverse outcomes.1 Unfortunately, the administrative data we used did not contain information on rehabilitation. However, we concur with Journeay and colleagues that clarifying the role of different treatment strategies is an important next step to tackle the psychiatric morbidity and premature mortality in this patient group. Clinical studies of received treatments and functional changes are an important research priority.
Fazel S, Lichtenstein P, Långström N. Rehabilitation and Causes of Premature Mortality in Patients With Traumatic Brain Injury—Reply. JAMA Psychiatry. 2014;71(7):840. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2014.691