Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Division of Neurosurgery, University of Toronto Krembil Neuroscience Center, Toronto Western HospitalKrembil Chair, Neural Repair and RegenerationHead, Spinal Program, University Health Network
These are the obvious direct costs that must be borne by persons with SCI or by someone on their behalf. When viewed from a societal point of view, SCI also imposes huge indirect costs. Such costs do not arise from anyone's purchase of goods or services but from the losses that come about as persons with SCI are forced to stop work or to reduce their productive activities. Taking these costs into account the authors estimate that:Losses of productivity, the indirect costs of SCI, are approximately $2.591 billion nationwide. Over the course of the post-injury lifetime, a person with SCI can expect to expend anywhere from $292,800 to $880,700 for injury-related costs, and to lose anywhere from $296,800 to $440,100 in lifetime earnings because of the injury.Data are needed on the details of these costs to provide guidelines for the allocation of funds to improve the quality of care post-injury and to ease the transition to work. The development of new technologies and improvement in the scope and timing of interventions requires both technical expertise and a realistic measure of their economic feasibility. The attempt to identify and quantify the costs of SCI is a step in the direction of supplying such information.
This volume expands and updates information previously presented in 'The Economic Consequences of Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury,' reporting results from a new survey of the costs of spinal cord injury (SCI). It explores in detail the elements that make up both the medical and the nonmedical direct costs of SCI, focusing specifically on the costs of home modifications, vehicle adaptations, and wheelchairs. It also focuses on the determinants of employment for persons with this traumatic condition.
The population sample was obtained by using lists supplied by hospitals that are members of the Spinal Cord Model Systems, together with names from the membership list of the Paralyzed Veterans of America.
This volume is important reading for everyone who is involved in the acute management and long-term care of persons with SCI."
Highlights of the Second Edition:Focuses on must-know information that significantly impacts clinical decisionsIncludes new spinal technologies in the Contemporary Topics section to keep readers currentContains more algorithms, figures, and diagrams to aid understanding and facilitate rapid management guidanceWritten by world-renowned spinal care experts
This handy portable reference will enable residents, fellows, spine surgeons, and associated clinicians in orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery to quickly access the information they need to make the right decisions in treating typical spinal conditions.
Written by and for emergency physicians, Emergency Orthopedics is the leading reference for handling all types of musculoskeletal emergencies. This heavily illustrated, full-color book focuses on radiographic diagnosis, acute management, and discharge of the patient with a pulled muscle, torn ligament, fracture, or other skeletal trauma. The format represents the ideal integration of text and images, allowing clinicians to actually see what they reading about. The concise text tells readers everything they need to know about the mechanisms of action along with recommended imaging studies, treatment guidelines, and possible complications.
Key Features:Material is cross-referenced to highlight relationships between the different areas of SCIChapters are concise, focused, and include key points, pearls, and pitfallsAn Overview of the Literature table is provided in most chapters, giving readers a meaningful distillation of each publication referenced Each editor is a world-renowned expert in one of these core disciplines involved in the management of SCI patients: neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, spinal cord science, and rehabilitative medicine
This is a must-have guide that all neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, and allied health professionals involved in the care of spinal cord injury patients should have on their bookshelf.
Key Features:The issues of patient selection, outcomes, and complications along with all the essential preoperative and intraoperative factors are discussed in detail in every chapterEditors are internationally recognized authorities on the management of adult spinal deformitiesEach chapter includes expert tips and pearls
The AOSpine Masters Series, a copublication of Thieme and AOSpine, a Clinical Division of the AO Foundation, addresses current clinical issues whereby international masters of spine share their expertise and recommendations on a particular topic. The goal of the series is to contribute to an evolving, dynamic model of an evidence-based medicine approach to spine care.
All spine surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, and neurosurgeons, along with residents and fellows in these areas, will find this book to be an excellent reference that they will consult often in their treatment of patients with cervical spine injuries.