Postrehabilitative health care for individuals with SCI: Extending health care into the community

Gerben Dejong*, Jeanne Hoffman, Michelle Meade, Charles Bombardier, Anne Deutsch, Greg Nemunaitis, Mary Roach, Denise Tate, Michael Boninger, Yuying Chen, Jean Hsieh, Alan Jette, Jane Wierbicky, Anthony Chiodo, Martin Forchheimer

*Corresponding author for this work

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Access to timely and appropriate health care is vital to the well-being of individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI), who often have problems accessing the kinds of health services they need when they need them. This is particularly problematic because of their risks for deteriorating health, onset of secondary conditions, and loss of functional independence. This article outlines the scope of the challenge that individuals with SCI face and documents potential solutions to better meet their ongoing postrehabilitation health care needs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-58
Number of pages13
JournalTopics in spinal cord injury rehabilitation
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 1 2011


  • health access
  • health care disparities
  • health services
  • spinal cord injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Neurology


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