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What factors determine where a spinal cord injury patient goes after leaving the hospital?

What factors determine where a spinal cord injury patient goes after leaving the hospital?

Patti Rogers, SW

Social Worker/Executive Director, Arkansas Spinal Cord Injury Commission, Little Rock

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A lot of that is going to depend on the family support they have, that’s probably the number one. If they don’t have family support, chances are that they might not return home. But if their injury level is low enough that they can be independent... Show More

A lot of that is going to depend on the family support they have, that’s probably the number one. If they don’t have family support, chances are that they might not return home. But if their injury level is low enough that they can be independent on their own, then obviously they may return home. But, if you have someone that has a high-injury level and their family is not willing to provide that support, then they’re not going to go home.

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What factors determine where a spinal cord injury patient goes after leaving the hospital?

Patti Rogers, SW

Social Worker/Executive Director, Arkansas Spinal Cord Injury Commission, Little Rock

More Videos by Patti Rogers
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A lot of that is going to depend on the family support they have, that’s probably the number one. If they don’t have family support, chances are that they might not return home. But if their injury level is low enough that they can be independent on their own, then obviously they may return home. But, if you have someone that has a high-injury level and their family is not willing to provide that support, then they’re not going to go home.

What factors determine where a spinal cord injury patient goes after leaving the hospital?
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