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Kastenberg ZJ, Hurley MP, Weiser TG
Adding insult to injury: discontinuous insurance following spine trauma.
The researchers evaluated patterns of discontinuation of initial insurance coverage for patients who undergo surgery for traumatic spine injury with and without spinal cord injury and compare these patterns with those for matched control subjects. They found a twofold increased risk of insurance discontinuation for patients with traumatic spine injury without spinal cord injury and a nearly threefold increased risk for patients with spinal cord injury.
Citation: Kastenberg ZJ, Hurley MP, Weiser TG . Adding insult to injury: discontinuous insurance following spine trauma. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2015 Jan 21;97(2):141-6. doi: 10.2106/jbjs.n.00148..
Keywords: Trauma, Spinal Cord Injury, Health Insurance