Krueger H, Noonan VK, Trenaman LM, Joshi P, Rivers CS. Chronic Diseases and Injuries in Canada. Vol 3, No 3, June 2013. 113:122.
We estimated that the lifetime economic burden per individual with traumatic spinal cord injury ranged from $1.5 million for incomplete paraplegia to $3.0 million for complete tetraplegia.
This research project was completed for the Rick Hansen Institute in 2013.
The economic burden in Canada associated with traumatic spinal cord injury survivors was estimated at $2.67 billion annually.
The Rick Hansen Institute produced a video of Dr. Hans Krueger discussing the importance of tying economics and epidemiology together in the field of spinal cord injury research.
What should we do about the economic burden of excess weight?
What is the cost of unhealthy lifestyles in Canadian men?
What is the cost of unhealthy lifestyles in British Columbia?
Dr Hans Krueger talks about the economics of unhealthy lifestyles
What are the benefits of risk factor reduction in Canada?
Which clinical preventive services are worth funding?