Acute Admissions

The Model SCI System program has demonstrated that persons with SCI have greater opportunity for decreased morbidity and mortality if they are referred to a comprehensive SCI Center within 72 hours of injury. Cost savings are realized through decreased lengths of stay, as well as, the obvious cost savings of fewer complications and quicker return to living in a community. However, those admitted within 72 hours is declining. Prior to 2000, approximately 75% of the RSCICDV's admissions were within 3 days of injury; however, since that time the rate has dropped to under 50%.

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