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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