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Association of Severe Trauma With Work and Earnings in a National Cohort in Canada

Association of Severe Trauma With Work and Earnings in a National Cohort in Canada Key PointsQuestionHow is severe traumatic injury associated with individuals’ ability to work and earn income? FindingsIn this population-based cohort study of 5167 adults who had employment and were hospitalized with severe traumatic injury, 79.3% were employed 3 years after injury, compared with 91.7% of matched control participants, with a resultant mean earnings loss of 19.0%. Those in the lowest tercile of preinjury income were 3-fold less likely than those in the highest tercile to be employed 3 years after injury. MeaningSubstantial loss in employment and earnings persists for at least 3 years after severe traumatic injury among adults who were previously employed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Surgery American Medical Association

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2020 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
2168-6254
eISSN
2168-6262
DOI
10.1001/jamasurg.2020.4599
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Abstract

Key PointsQuestionHow is severe traumatic injury associated with individuals’ ability to work and earn income? FindingsIn this population-based cohort study of 5167 adults who had employment and were hospitalized with severe traumatic injury, 79.3% were employed 3 years after injury, compared with 91.7% of matched control participants, with a resultant mean earnings loss of 19.0%. Those in the lowest tercile of preinjury income were 3-fold less likely than those in the highest tercile to be employed 3 years after injury. MeaningSubstantial loss in employment and earnings persists for at least 3 years after severe traumatic injury among adults who were previously employed.

Journal

JAMA SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 28, 2021

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