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Review of the Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program Within the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation of the Department of Labor and Employment Security , Report No. 95-23, January 1996
 


Literature indicates that early and appropriate medical rehabilitation increases the likelihood that survivors of brain and spinal cord injuries will return to the community or be employed, which should reduce the long-term cost of health care and public assistance for these individuals. However, only about one-third of the people referred to the Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program have successful outcomes. Although the number of individuals with reported brain and spinal cord injuries has increased by 89% over the past six years, the revenues available to serve this population has remained about the same. We identified four methods of increasing program revenues without increasing taxes and fees, such as pursuing grants to finance program costs.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Department of Health

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 03-02 Justification Review: Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program Reports Meeting Goal, Could Recover Additional Revenues, published in January 2003.
  • Report No. 98-67 PB² Performance Report for the Rehabilitation Program, published in  February 1999.
  • Report No. 98-04 Program Evaluation and Justification Review of the Rehabilitation Program Administered by the Department of Labor and Employment Security, published in July 1998.
  • Report No. 97-53 Review of the Fiscal Year 1996-97 Performance of the Department of Labor and Employment Security's Rehabilitation Program Compared to General Appropriations Act Performance Standards, published in February 1998.
  • Report No. 97-32 Follow-up Report on the Review of the Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program Administered by the Department of Labor and Employment Security, published in January 1998.

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