Supported employment for persons with traumatic brain injury: A preliminary investigation of long-term follow-up costs and program efficiency

Short Title:
Supported employment for persons with traumatic brain injury: A preliminary investigation of long-term follow-up costs and program efficiency
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J45023.
Journal:
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2003, vol. 84, issue 2, pp 192-196
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study investigates the long-term follow-up costs of supported employment as well as the wage and employment characteristics of 59 individuals with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) who were placed in at least 1 supported employment position during the 14-year study period. Analyses were conducted to determine the costs of supported employment, employment characteristics, and cost-benefit ratios. The average length of employment was 42.58 months. Average gross earning were $26,129.74. Billing charges for employment services average $10,349.37. Individuals with TBI earned an average of $17,515 more than the costs associated with their supported employment.
Author(s):
Wehman, Paul; Kregel, John; Keyser-Marcus, Lori; Sherron-Targett, Pam; Campbell, Leanne; West, Michael; Cifu, David X.
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