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Complication in Spinal cord injury Rehabilitation economical effect

James M Middleton, Lisa N Sharwood, Peter Cameron, Paul M Middleton, James E Harrison, Doug Brown, Rod McClure, Karen Smith, Sandy Muecke, Sarah Healy
BACKGROUND: Traumatic spinal cord injury is a devastating condition impacting adversely on the health and wellbeing, functioning and independence, social participation and quality of life of the injured person. In Australia, there are approximately 15 new cases per million population per year; economic burden estimates suggest 2 billion dollars annually. For optimal patient outcomes expert consensus recommends expeditious transfer ("<24 hours of injury") to a specialist Spinal Cord Injury Unit, where there is an interdisciplinary team equipped to provide comprehensive care for the many and complex issues associated with traumatic spinal cord injury...
December 5, 2014: BMC Health Services Research
Tsunemi Kitagawa, Tetsuhiko Kimura
There are few studies on the many complications that disrupt the rehabilitation of patients with cervical cord injuries and their subsequent health-economic benefits. I particularly focused on the treatment of urinary tract infection and decubitus ulcers because these are very frequently encountered complications in a clinical setting. I examined how these complications affect the progress of rehabilitation and facilitate a patient's return to society. The subjects included ninety-eight cervical cord injury patients with tetraplegia who were discharged from the Rehabilitation Center for Severely Disabled Persons from 1995 to 2000...
June 2002: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
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