“The Neurological Alliance Australia (NAA) believes that the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will transform the lives of people living with progressive neurodegenerative diseases and has promoted and supported the Scheme since its inception. To date some NDIS participants have received plans that have had positive, life-changing impacts on their lives, however, many others have received insufficient plans that will adversely affect their quality of life and place some at risk of avoidable hospitalisation.” The NAA comprises ten peak national bodies, including Brain Injury Australia.
Australian Institute of Sport and Australian Medical Association Concussion in Sport Position Statement (2016). “This Position Statement is intended to ensure that participant safety and welfare is paramount when dealing with concussion in sport.”
Position Statements on brain injury by the United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF) (2016-2017). “There are several areas which UKABIF sees as being crucial to improve the lives of people with acquired brain injuries. UKABIF has developed position statements for these which are listed below and may be used by the media as required.”
“The best approach to concussion management involves the entire sports medicine team.”
“This document, published in 2011, provides an overview of select medical issues that are important to team physicians responsible for athletes with concussion.”
Position Statement on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) by the Demographics and Clinical Assessment Working Group of the International and Interagency Initiative Toward Common Data Elements for Research on Traumatic Brain Injury and Psychological Health. “In this article, we discuss criteria for considering or establishing a diagnosis of TBI, with a particular focus on the problems how a diagnosis of TBI can be made when patients present late after injury and how mild TBI may be differentiated from non-TBI causes with similar symptoms. Technologic advances in magnetic resonance imaging and the development of biomarkers offer potential for improving diagnostic accuracy in these situations.”
“The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) publishes position papers on topics of concern to the brain injury field. The papers are authored by experts, include full citations and are approved by BIAA’s Board of Directors prior to publication. The position papers have been endorsed by, referenced in policy statements and/or reprinted by other organizations. The papers are intended for general audiences.”