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New report summarizes consultation results on clinical practice guidelines for moderate to severe TBI

The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) and the Institut national d’excellence en santé et en services sociaux (INESSS) continue to make great progress on developing a clinical practice guideline (CPG) for the rehabilitation of adults with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). The project released a summary report highlighting results of an extensive stakeholder consultation with 487 clinicians, coordinators and managers working with moderate to severe TBI patients in hospitals and rehabilitation centres in Ontario and Quebec.

The primary objective of this consultation was to explore users’ perceptions and needs regarding the content, format and implementation of the CPG. The information gathered is guiding development and implementation of the CPG, including framing of TBI topics to be included in the CPG.

Charissa Levy, Executive Director, Toronto ABI Network, was among a 60-member INESSS-ONF consensus panel of individuals from Ontario, Quebec and beyond with a range of clinical, research, policy, decision-making and knowledge translation expertise that convened November 27-28 to select and adapt recommendations for the CPG. The panel developed evidence-informed practice recommendations that could be implemented in TBI rehabilitation programs in Quebec and Ontario during the next phase of the project. Planning will continue over the next several months using implementation evidence, the results of the survey and ongoing consultation and discussion with key partners. For more information, visit the ONF website at www.onf.org or the INESSS website at www.fecst.inesss.qc.ca