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Prior to hospitalization, Ms. MB had been living independently. She has been divorced for many years. Ms. MB has a 42 year old daughter Irene who is married and has 2 teenaged children, and lives a 10 min drive away. Ms MB is retired from the federal postal service, and has been receiving a pension for the last several years. Ms MB was active as a hospital volunteer for the last 10 years, and has been involved with the Girl Guides of Canada for the last 40 years. She is unable to return to her house, given the caregiver supports required, her financial situation, and the cost of home renovations. She has selected a long term care facility that has experience with patients with spinal cord injuries, and is close to her large group of friends.
She asks about followup for spinal cord issues once she is in the community, and living at the long term care facility.
What evidence is there to support a case management intervention approach with individuals with SCI?
1. SCI-specific outpatient clinics, rehabilitation and education programs can prevent secondary complications, and facilitate the use and knowledge of community resources.

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