UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program by the numbers (Fiscal Year 2015)

UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program by the numbers (Fiscal Year 2015)

Upmc concussion program stats

UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program by the numbers (Fiscal Year 2015)

 

Travel: People traveled from near and far for our expert care.

  • 42 states
  • 13 Canadian cities
  • 2,720 miles – The longest distance traveled by a patient from Northern Vancouver

 

Patients: We treated many different people who sustained concussions in many different ways.

  • 6,641 unique patients
  • 17,526 patient visits
  • 43% of patients were men
  • 57% of patients were women
  • We treated patients from more than 20 universities across the country.
  • We treated patients from 31 professional sports teams.
  • We treated patients who participated in 17 different sports.
  • We enrolled more than 2,000 patients in clinical studies.

 

Research Funding: We received a lot of help from others, allowing us to help even more.

  • Received over $6 million in external funding for concussion research.
  • We received funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, the U.S. Army, the National Football League, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

 

Publications: As leaders, we shared our knowledge with many – an idea that’s very important to us.

  • Our faculty published more than 35 publications.
  • Publications in journals including American Journal of Sports Medicine, Brain Imaging and Behavior, Neurosurgery, Neurotrauma, and Pediatrics.