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Is Policy Well-Targeted to Remedy Financial Strain among Caregivers of Severely Injured US Service Members?

US. military service members have sustained severe injuries since the start of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This paper aims to determine the factors associated with financial strain of their caregivers and establish whether recent federal legislation targets caregivers experiencing financial strain. In our national survey, 62.3% of caregivers depleted assets and/or accumulated debt, and 41% of working caregivers left the labor force. If a severely injured veteran needed intensive help, the primary caregiver faced odds 4.63 times higher of leaving the labor force, and used $27,576 more in assets and/or accumulated debt compared to caregivers of veterans needing little or no assistance.

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Additional Titles
Inquiry-the Journal of Health Care Organization Provision and Financing

Key Information

Type of Reference
Jour
ISBN/ISSN
0046-9580
Resource Database
Web of science
Publication Year
2012
Issue Number
4
Volume Number
49
Start Page
339-351