Spinal Cord Injury: Clinical Outcomes from the Model Systems
This book is the practical analysis of the data collected from the federally sponsored model systems of SCI care over the last twenty years. Written by leading SCI health professionals, the book reviews the collaborative studies conducted by the model systems and interprets the findings. Specific chapters deal with the management of possible complications and secondary diagnoses associated with SCI, supplying the health professional with current information to make outcome-based clinical decisions.
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Chapter 3 The Epidemiology of Spinal Cord Injury
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24 hours acute admission age at injury age group annual Arch Phys ASIA motor atelectasis autonomic dysreflexia average cause of death charges chronic clinical complete injuries complete paraplegia complete tetraplegia complications consumers contracture Decompression developed DeVivo MJ disability discharge etiology follow-up fractures Frankel grade function gender heterotopic ossification hours of injury incidence rate included incomplete increased indirect costs individuals initial hospitalization length of stay lesions Model SCI Systems mortality National SCI Database Neurologic Category neurologic group neurologic level NSCISC nursing home occur osteoporosis outcomes paraplegia patients percentage of persons persons with SCI persons with spinal persons with tetraplegia Phys Med Rehabil pneumonia postinjury pressure sores pressure ulcers pulmonary pulmonary embolus quadriplegia Regional SCI System rehospitalizations reported respiratory result spasticity spinal cord injury spine Stover SL Suprapubic Cystostomy surgery surgical survival syringomyelia System stay System within 24 Table tetraplegia tetraplegic Total trauma treatment trend variables