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Daily Archives: January 15, 2008

First Published SF-6D Utility Measures For Paraplegia And Tetraplegia

Published: January 15, 2008

The cost of care and equipment for a person with a high-level spinal cord injury (Tetraplegia) is estimated as $50,000 to $280,000 AUD per annum dependent on level of injury. Important way governments and other health funders can work out the value of these health care expenditures to society is through utility values which take into account people’s health preferences.

This paper provides the first SF-6D utility values for people with a spinal cord injury

Check water depth before swimming

Published: January 15, 2008

The Spinal Injuries Association is urging Queenslanders to take special care when swimming, driving or traveling through bushland following recent widespread flooding in Queensland.

Acting CEO John Mayo said that the floods had caused many unexpected changes to the Environment that could cause a spinal cord injury.

“The recent rain has been wonderful for Queensland but it has also resulted in huge changes to our environment that we all need to take into account,” he said.