Stakeholders in sports medicine have focused on decreasing the risk of repeated concussions among athletes. This study will use a random sample of high schools in Washington to determine the effect of the type of implementation of concussion-related laws on the risk of playing with concussive symptoms, the methods by which these return-to-play (RTP) laws are implemented, and the effect of those methods on concussion outcomes is unknown. Examination of this implementation can lead to a better understanding of the factors associated with the greatest impact on outcomes from RTP laws.
Grant Number: 6391
Funding Date: Tue, 11/15/2011
Researching Institution: University of Washington
Researcher: Frederick Rivara, MD, MPH