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The uniform data system for medical rehabilitation report Patients discharged from subacute rehabilitation programs in 1999

This is the third annual report describing patients discharged from subacute rehabilitation programs in the United States that subscribe to the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSmr). The analysis included 39,562 complete records of first admission cases discharged alive from 180 facilities in 1999. Sixty-five percent of the patients were women, and most patients (91%) were white. Sixty-two percent of the patients were 75 yr of age or older. Before the impairment onset, 55% lived with at least one other person. The average total FIM (motor and cognitive) score change for all patients was 21.1 points, and when stratified by rehabilitation impairment group, average scores ranged from 18.3 for patients with pulmonary conditions to 25.3 for patients with a joint replacement. The percentage of patients discharged to a community-based setting ranged from 67% for patients with stroke to 94% for patients with a joint replacement. These data show that patients receiving care in subacute rehabilitation programs show measurable functional improvement and that a high percentage of patients are discharged to community-based settings.

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Deutsch, A., Fiedler, R. C., Iwanenko, W., Granger, C. V., & Russell, C. F. (2003). The uniform data system for medical rehabilitation report: Patients discharged from subacute rehabilitation programs in 1999. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 82(9), 703-711. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.PHM.0000083665.58045.29