Laws Regulating Concussion Treatment May Have Increased Treatment Among School-Age Athletes

MLive (12/23, Hicks) reports that according to a study published online Dec. 22 in JAMA Pediatrics, “laws regulating concussion treatment have increased treatment among school-age athletes.” Since passage of the first concussion law in the US “in 2009, states without legislation have seen a 20 percent increase in treatment rates annually.” In the meantime, “states with such laws have seen roughly a 33 percent yearly surge.”

HealthDay (12/23, Preidt) reports that investigators came to this conclusion after examining “data collected from privately insured 12- to 18-year-olds across the United States between 2006 and 2012.”

Related Links:

— “Michigan study: Increased concussion laws, public awareness result in treatment surge,” Justin P. Hicks, MLive, December 22, 2014.

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