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Figure 2.0 Number of Non-traumatic SCI Admisions by site in Canada with an inset map of Non-traumAtic admisions in Southern Ontario . A Tsunami of NON-TRAUMATIC SCI Given the rising incidence of non-traumatic spinal cord injury (NTSCI) and the concurrent aging of baby boomers, rehab service providers anticipate an overwhelming wave of NTSCI incidences, likely to overwhelm current system resources. As shown, individuals with NTSCI now comprise the majority admitted for inpatient SCI rehabilitation, in Canada. As shown in Figure 2.0, many individuals with NTSCI receive rehabilitation outside designated regional SCI rehabilitation centres (E-Scan sites). The anticipated tsunami is particularly evident if one examines the inset map of southern Ontario where there is a high density of rehab centres, and a large volume of individuals with NTSCI. As discussed, persons with NTSCI tend to be older, have a greater number of concurrent medical conditions and incomplete injuries. As a result, individuals with NTSCI require substantial resources (medical and rehabilitative), and longer periods of time (greater rehab length of stay), to achieve similar outcomes to their traumatic SCI (TSCI) counterparts with similar impairments. 200 CAPTURING CAPACITY IN CANADIAN SCI REHABILITATION


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