Spinal Cord Injury/Disorder patients are one of the largest populations of members with neurological disorders in the US. With this population comes a fragmented journey throughout the healthcare system that Utilize Health aims to simplify. We do this buy using an effective blend of digital tools and personal services to coordinate their path of care, reducing readmissions, improving outcomes and driving down costs for the health plan.
About 30% of persons with SCI are re-hospitalized one or more times during any given year following injury.
The average cost of care for a C1-C4 SCI patient is $1,064,716 over their lifetime.
Approximately 250,000 currently living with SCI’s in U.S.
12,500 new SCI’s each year.
A spinal cord injury occurs when there is damage to any part of the spinal cord or the nerves at the end of the spinal canal — There are different types of spinal cord injuries.
A complete spinal cord injury leads to the loss of sensation and movement below the area of injury whereas an incomplete spinal cord injury means members could have some sensation and/or movement below the area of injury.
Quadriplegia (sometimes called Tetraplegia) is the result of damage to your cervical nerves. Quadriplegia usually leads to paralysis from your shoulders down.
Paraplegia is the result of damage to your thoracic and/or lumbar nerves. Paraplegia usually leads to paralysis from your waist down.