Resource utilization for the neurologically impaired patient
Susan Miller Paulson, M.D.
Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Disease, Section of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106
Of the estimated 32 million physically handicapped people in the United States, 500,000 are restricted to a wheelchair. It is the obligation of the medical profession to seek ways of adapting the home environment and the community in order to help these people regain functional capability. Toward this end, each physician should compile a referral list of appropriate services and information agencies. The author describes the basic books, governmental agencies, private enterprises, and charitable organizations which might serve as the backbone of such a resource file.