Currently, there is a low volume of literature focusing on the evaluation of home health care services in focused on patients with spinal cord injuries. While many of the 24 Veterans Health Administration (VHA) SCI Centers have implemented home care services for veterans with SCI, caseload characteristics and specific guidelines have not been well-established. VHA spotlights national implementation of home health care programs, rural health initiatives, and telehealth technology in order to improve management of chronic conditions to further improve health care access and optimize outcomes. The VA North Texas Health Care Systemʼs Spinal Cord Injury Center began providing SCI Home Care services in 2005. This dedicated team has grown to include a physician director, three registered nurses, and a social worker, and has served 223 veterans with SCI to date.
spinal cord, home care, civic engagement
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McCarthy, Michael, "A Spinal Cord Injury Home Care Program Evaluation System: Implementation and Outcomes" (2012). Engaged Learning Collection. Paper 1.