Distinguished Professor, Department of Government
Department of Mathematics & Statistics,
Founding Director, Center for Data Science
Member, Center for Neuroscience and Behavior

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  • Howard, Steven, Zidong Zhang, Paula Buchanan, Stephanie Bernell, Christine Williams, Lindsey Pearson, Michael Huetsch, Jeff Gill, and Jose Pineda. “The Cost of a Pediatric Neurocritical Care Program for Traumatic Brain Injury: A Retrospective Cohort Study”. BMC Health Services Research 18, no. 20 (2018)

    Inpatient care for children with severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI) is expensive, with inpatient charges averaging over $70,000 per case (Hospital Inpatient, Children Only, National Statistics. Diagnoses– clinical classification software (CCS) principal diagnosis category 85 coma, stupor, and brain damage, and 233 intracranial injury. Diagnoses by Aggregate charges []). This ranks sTBI in the top…



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