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The cost of head injuries - Medical, emotional, financial and social

Dr Quarta du Toit
South African Family Practice | Vol 8, No 2 | a3072 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/safp.v8i2.3072 | ©
Submitted: 13 March 2012 | Published: 23 February 1987

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Dr Quarta du Toit, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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Abstract

This is a prospective study into the global cost of brain injury in a group of white adults with at least a Standard 10 education, admitted to Groote Schuur Hospital over a period of 2 years. The
different kinds of injuries are described as well as the medical, emotional, financial and social costs involved.

Keywords

Head injuries; Patients; Costs & cost analysis; Economic value of life; Social adjustment; Emotions; Accident, Traffic; Trauma; Personal expenditure

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