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Who are the women and men in Veterans Health Administration’s current spinal cord injury population?

Catherine M. Curtin, MD, et al.


Figure 1. Mean age distribution of women and men with spinal cord injury by fiscal year (FY).

The Veterans Health Administration is committed to providing comprehensive care to Veterans with spinal cord injury (SCI), and this population is changing. They are living longer, which has brought new medical challenges such as arthritis, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease. Also, new injuries from recent wars and the increased entry of women into the Armed Forces have affected the SCI Veteran population. This study seeks to characterize current Veterans with SCI, with emphasis on healthcare utilization and women SCI Veterans. This information should assist with resource allocation for optimal healthcare for this complex population.

Volume 49 Number 3, 2012
   Pages 351 — 360


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Curtin CM, Suarez PA, Di Ponio LA, Frayne SM. Who are the women and men in Veterans Health Administration’s current spinal cord injury population? J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012;49(3):351–60.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2010.11.0220
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