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Prevalence of spinal cord injury in Australia.

Authors
  • O'Connor, P J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Spinal cord
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2005
Volume
43
Issue
1
Pages
42–46
Identifiers
PMID: 15326472
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The prevalence of SCI in Australia has increased and it will continue to increase unless measures are taken to control incidence. The case mix will change due to the ageing of the population, and treatment services will need to be prepared for a larger and more elderly prevalent population. It was suggested that consideration should be given to a national health and welfare goal to reduce the SCI incidence rate by -3% p.a., focusing in particular on the prevention of transport crashes and falls.

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