What is a specialized Disorder of Consciousness (DoC) Program?

“Many persons who suffer a disorder of consciousness after their brain injury have potential to regain consciousness and functional independence, but recovery depends on receiving high-quality multidisciplinary rehabilitation”

Joseph T. Giacino et al. Minimum Competency Recommendations for Programs That Provide Rehabilitation Services for Persons with Disorders of Consciousness: A Position Statement of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Volume 101, Issue 6, 2020.

The International Brain Injury Association (IBIA) DoC-Special Interest Group (SIG) continues to collect data for our international listing of centers providing care for persons with DoC. Our goal is to build a simple tool to provide this information to professionals, families and caregivers searching for specialized care including diagnosis, prognosis and rehabilitation.

IBIA collected this information via a survey distributed to its members and other international professional societies. IBIA is not responsible for the accuracy of the information received.

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