A rational approach to long term care: comparing the independent living model with agency-based care for persons with high spinal cord injuries

@article{MattsonPrince1997ARA,
  title={A rational approach to long term care: comparing the independent living model with agency-based care for persons with high spinal cord injuries},
  author={Jane Mattson-Prince},
  journal={Spinal Cord},
  year={1997},
  volume={35},
  pages={326-331}
}
Two groups of individuals with high level tetraplegia (C1 – 4) were compared with respect to the model of personal care assistance used. The study was undertaken to determine whether a finite population with severe disability had differences in health status, costs and perceived quality of life, relative to whether they used agencies for their care, or hired, trained and reimbursed care givers independently. A survey, which included demographics as well as portions of RAND-36, LSI-A, PIP, PASI… CONTINUE READING

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