Inpatient hospital utilization among veterans with traumatic spinal cord injury.

@article{Samsa1996InpatientHU,
  title={Inpatient hospital utilization among veterans with traumatic spinal cord injury.},
  author={Gregory P Samsa and Pamela B. Landsman and Barbara Hamilton},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={1996},
  volume={77 10},
  pages={1037-43}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the pattern of inpatient hospital utilization, up to 15 years after injury, among a cohort of veterans with service-connected traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). PATIENTS A cohort of 1,250 male veterans, with traumatic SCI occurring between 1970 and 1986, who visited the VA within 1 year of injury, was assembled from VA administrative files; diagnosis was verified by examining hospital discharge summaries. DESIGN Computerized record linkage among Department of Veterans… CONTINUE READING