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What is the economic burden of spinal cord injury in Canada?

The economic burden of traumatic spinal cord injury in Canada.

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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.

spinal cord injuryAnnual Economic Burden for Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury

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.

Video of Dr. Hans Krueger on Spinal Cord Injury Research

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.

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