International Issues in TBI
When it comes to TBI survivors, things are tough all over. The Australian government was recently excoriated by the Brain Injury Foundation president for their lack of awareness:
“Foundation president Peter McCullagh says while the state, territory and federal governments argue over who needs to provide more support to the country’s medical services, brain injury patients are suffering. “
Although I’ve done plenty of complaining about how American healthcare doesn’t take care of its own brain injured patients, brain injury is an underfunded, underacknowledged crisis throughout the rest of the world as well.
The BIA has an entire library full of helpful documents about TBI, and among them is a small booklet that affords an international perspective. If you’re interested, check it out at https://www.lrsssl.com/biaa/bookstore.asp