The Risk of Bankruptcy Before and After Brain or Spinal Cord Injury: A Glimpse of the Iceberg's Tip

  title={The Risk of Bankruptcy Before and After Brain or Spinal Cord Injury: A Glimpse of the Iceberg's Tip},
  author={William Hollingworth and Annemarie Relyea-Chew and Bryan A. Comstock and Judge Karen A Overstreet and Jeffrey G. Jarvik},
  journal={Medical Care},
Background:Injury and illness are often cited as causes of bankruptcy. However, the incidence of bankruptcy after an acute medical event is unknown. Objectives:Determine the incidence of bankruptcy in survivors of brain and spinal cord trauma, identify vulnerable subgroups, and compare the incidence pre- and postinjury. Design:Retrospective cohort study of patients injured from 1991 to 2002. Bankruptcy tracked from 1991 to 2004. Subjects:Consecutive sample of 6345 adult residents of Western… 

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