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Is policy well-targeted to remedy financial strain among caregivers of severely injured U.S. service members?

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Van Houtven, CH; Friedemann-Sánchez, G; Clothier, B; Levison, D; Taylor, BC; Jensen, AC; Phelan, SM; Griffin, JM
Published in: Inquiry
2012

U.S. 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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Inquiry

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ISSN

0046-9580

Publication Date

2012

Volume

49

Issue

4

Start / End Page

339 / 351

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Wounds and Injuries
  • Veterans
  • United States
  • Trauma Severity Indices
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Sex Factors
  • Military Personnel
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Humans
 

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Van Houtven, C. H., Friedemann-Sánchez, G., Clothier, B., Levison, D., Taylor, B. C., Jensen, A. C., … Griffin, J. M. (2012). Is policy well-targeted to remedy financial strain among caregivers of severely injured U.S. service members? Inquiry, 49(4), 339–351. https://doi.org/10.5034/inquiryjrnl_49.04.01
Van Houtven, Courtney Harold, Greta Friedemann-Sánchez, Barbara Clothier, Deborah Levison, Brent C. Taylor, Agnes C. Jensen, Sean M. Phelan, and Joan M. Griffin. “Is policy well-targeted to remedy financial strain among caregivers of severely injured U.S. service members?Inquiry 49, no. 4 (2012): 339–51. https://doi.org/10.5034/inquiryjrnl_49.04.01.
Van Houtven CH, Friedemann-Sánchez G, Clothier B, Levison D, Taylor BC, Jensen AC, et al. Is policy well-targeted to remedy financial strain among caregivers of severely injured U.S. service members? Inquiry. 2012;49(4):339–51.
Van Houtven, Courtney Harold, et al. “Is policy well-targeted to remedy financial strain among caregivers of severely injured U.S. service members?Inquiry, vol. 49, no. 4, 2012, pp. 339–51. Pubmed, doi:10.5034/inquiryjrnl_49.04.01.
Van Houtven CH, Friedemann-Sánchez G, Clothier B, Levison D, Taylor BC, Jensen AC, Phelan SM, Griffin JM. Is policy well-targeted to remedy financial strain among caregivers of severely injured U.S. service members? Inquiry. 2012;49(4):339–351.
Journal cover image

Published In

Inquiry

DOI

ISSN

0046-9580

Publication Date

2012

Volume

49

Issue

4

Start / End Page

339 / 351

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Wounds and Injuries
  • Veterans
  • United States
  • Trauma Severity Indices
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Sex Factors
  • Military Personnel
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Humans