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Societal services after traumatic spinal cord injury in Sweden

Nordgren, Camilla LU ; Levi, Richard; Ljunggren, Gunnar and Seiger, Åke (2003) In Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 35(3). p.121-126
Abstract
The article describes a survey of the societal services in Sweden that are available after a spinal cord injury. These services are allocated to allow independence and financial compensation. I have investigated the kinds of services that are available. I have also interviewed 34 of a total incidence population of 48 people, to find out which services were applied for, and to describe the levels of satisfaction with the application process and resource allocation. The article identifies about 25 separate services, the most commonly applied for being "transportation service". Social workers are the most common source of information.

The number of applications made within one year early after injury were investigated a found to be... (More)
The article describes a survey of the societal services in Sweden that are available after a spinal cord injury. These services are allocated to allow independence and financial compensation. I have investigated the kinds of services that are available. I have also interviewed 34 of a total incidence population of 48 people, to find out which services were applied for, and to describe the levels of satisfaction with the application process and resource allocation. The article identifies about 25 separate services, the most commonly applied for being "transportation service". Social workers are the most common source of information.

The number of applications made within one year early after injury were investigated a found to be about 5 per person (range 0-11). The information about a service is critical and for 13 available services at least 1 individual reported ignorance of its existence. An application for a service is no guarantee for allocation. Seventeen per cent of the applications were partially or totally rejected. The study concludes that significant resources are allocated for individuals with traumatic spinal cord injury. Despite this, the system creates frustration and disappointment. (Less)
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  abstract     = {The article describes a survey of the societal services in Sweden that are available after a spinal cord injury. These services are allocated to allow independence and financial compensation. I have investigated the kinds of services that are available. I have also interviewed 34 of a total incidence population of 48 people, to find out which services were applied for, and to describe the levels of satisfaction with the application process and resource allocation. The article identifies about 25 separate services, the most commonly applied for being "transportation service". Social workers are the most common source of information.<br/><br>
The number of applications made within one year early after injury were investigated a found to be about 5 per person (range 0-11). The information about a service is critical and for 13 available services at least 1 individual reported ignorance of its existence. An application for a service is no guarantee for allocation. Seventeen per cent of the applications were partially or totally rejected. The study concludes that significant resources are allocated for individuals with traumatic spinal cord injury. Despite this, the system creates frustration and disappointment.},
  author       = {Nordgren, Camilla and Levi, Richard and Ljunggren, Gunnar and Seiger, Åke},
  issn         = {1651-2081},
  keyword      = {Etik - juridik - ekonomi - tillgänglighet},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {121--126},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine},
  title        = {Societal services after traumatic spinal cord injury in Sweden},
  volume       = {35},
  year         = {2003},
}