Innovations in the care of individuals with spinal cord injury

Short Title:
Innovations in the care of individuals with spinal cord injury
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J35062.
Journal:
Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
1998, vol. 10, issue 2, pp 153-157
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Article discussing recent innovations in the management of individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI), such as: (1) cost-effective health services via 'clinical pathways' and 'case management' approaches over the conitnuum of care; (2) recent clinical research into key prognostic indicators for neurological recovery after SCI; (3) innovations in the care and treatment of medical complications resulting from SCI; (4) recent and future advances in electrical stimulation to muscles and nerves to assist movement and functional control; and (5) ongoing basic science and clinical research dealing with the repair and cure of SCI. The author predicts that these and other innovations will enhance the delivery of coordinated, comprehensive, and cost-effecient care for people with SCI.
Author(s):
McKinley, W. O.
Author Address(es):
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