Suzanne R O'Brien

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BACKGROUND Understanding of the potential impact that length of stay (LOS) may have on Medicare beneficiaries' poststroke discharge function and discharge destination since implementation of a prospective payment system is lacking. OBJECTIVE This study examined the trends and associations between LOS and discharge outcomes in Medicare beneficiaries with(More)
PURPOSE Few studies have investigated the ability of treatment teams to predict functional improvement and whether an association between predicted goals and discharge function in patients with stroke exists. This study investigated goal prediction during stroke rehabilitation delivered in inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRF) and the factors associated(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigated whether patients with chronic neurologic diagnoses who attended a student-run pro bono physical therapy (PT) clinic achieved the minimum detectable change (MDC) on functional measures and the factors associated with such change. METHODS Retrospective chart review included 71 patients with a primary diagnosis of stroke,(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the association between therapy intensity and discharge outcomes for aged Medicare skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) fee-for-service beneficiaries and to determine the association between therapy intensity and time to community discharge. DESIGN Retrospective observational design. SETTING SNFs. PARTICIPANTS Aged Medicare(More)
BACKGROUND In the United States, people 85 years of age or older have a growing number of strokes each year, and this age group is most at risk for disability. Inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) adhere closest to post-acute stroke rehabilitation guidelines and have the most desirable outcomes compared with skilled nursing facilities. As stroke is(More)
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