Personal bankruptcy after traumatic brain or spinal cord injury: the role of medical debt.

@article{RelyeaChew2009PersonalBA,
  title={Personal bankruptcy after traumatic brain or spinal cord injury: the role of medical debt.},
  author={Annemarie Relyea-Chew and William Hollingworth and Leighton Chan and Bryan A. Comstock and Karen A. Overstreet and Jeffrey G. Jarvik},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={2009},
  volume={90 3},
  pages={
          413-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of medical debt among traumatic brain injury (TBI) and spinal cord injury (SCI) patients who discharged their debts through bankruptcy. DESIGN A cross-sectional comparison of bankruptcy filings of injured versus randomly selected bankruptcy petitioners. SETTING Patients hospitalized with SCI or TBI (1996-2002) and personal bankruptcy petitioners (2001-2004) in western Washington State. PARTICIPANTS Subjects (N=186) who filed for bankruptcy, comprised… CONTINUE READING
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