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Medical Debt After TBI


Research Update: Medical Debt After TBI

A brief summary of current research.

Personal bankruptcy after traumatic brain or spinal cord injury: the role of medical debt

Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (2009), Vol. 90, Issue 3, pp 413-419.

People with brain injury or spinal cord injury who owe money to healthcare providers may be at the greatest risk for bankruptcy. People with TBI and SCI had fewer assets than a random sample of other petitioners and were more likely to be receiving government income assistance at the time of bankruptcy.

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