The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) has been publishing outcome data each year since 1999. We gather information about the outcomes of our rehabilitation services, which has helped prove the efficacy of our neurobehavioural approach. Outcome data shows clear trends:

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  • decrease in dependency on others
  • decrease in supervision needs
  • decrease in verbal and physical aggression
  • increased independence
  • increased social engagement
  • improved quality of life

Over a six year period BIRT has also observed several trends across our service user group, including:

  • Increased instances of cerebral vascular accidents (CVA) or stroke in those admitted to BIRT services between 2009 (21.9%) and 2105 (31%)
  • A third of individuals admitted to BIRT services presented with alcohol misuse
  • The average length of stay in BIRT services has dropped from 40 weeks in 2009 to 20 weeks in 2016.

A fuller analysis of trends and outcomes, with data sources are included in BIRT's 'Changing Lives' publication.

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