The report on the economic cost of spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury in Australia helps to enhance understanding of the economic impact of the injuries.
The Victorian Neurotrauma Initiative (VNI) health and medical research fund commissioned the report from Access Economics. The lifetime cost of new cases of brain and spinal cord injury occurring in 2008 alone was $10.5 billion in Australia. The largest cost being attributed to burden of disease, direct costs such as provision of attendant care and healthcare services were also significant.
Please access the full report by clicking the following blue button if you would like to learn more about the economic cost.
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