Brain Injury and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation: International Perspectives

By Anne-Lise Christensen; Barbara P. Uzzell | Go to book overview
Save to active project

CHAPTER SIXTEEN
Overview of the Economics of Rehabilitation in the United States

Diane V. Bistany


ABSTRACT
This is an overview of private-sector economics of rehabilitation in the United States with emphasis on treatment for persons with head injury and brain damage. Areas to be elaborated on include the (a) limited understanding of rehabilitation, (b) incidence of disability, (c) role of private insurance, and (d) economic consequences. Inforined individuals recognize the long-term benefits of rehabilitation and realize the need to control escalating costs. With good rehabilitation, there also exists opportunity for abuse, which requires intervention to reduce and eliminate it. There is a growing awareness among providers, payers, and private citizens to work toward improved services for all disabled in a cost-effective manner.

As we move through the 1990s toward the 21st century, we are embarking on an economic revolution, particularly in health care. However, rehabilitation, which is an aspect of this health-care reform, is often forgotten and remains a "stepchild" of the medical profession.

Although medicine has been a vital part of history for many thousands of years, rehabilitation medicine is barely 50 years old. Specialization in head-injury rehabilitation is even younger, resulting in limited understanding and skepticism for many. The rapid growth of modern research and technology has positively influenced those who survive catastrophic injuries and illnesses. Life expectancy is prolonged and very close to the norm for many. This benefit to humankind also brings

-245-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Brain Injury and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation: International Perspectives
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen
/ 341

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?