Impact of benchmarking and clinical decision making tools on rehabilitation length of stay following spinal cord injury

@article{Burns2013ImpactOB,
  title={Impact of benchmarking and clinical decision making tools on rehabilitation length of stay following spinal cord injury},
  author={Anthony Scott Burns and Jessica K Yee and Heather M Flett and Katy Guy and N Cournoyea},
  journal={Spinal Cord},
  year={2013},
  volume={51},
  pages={165-169}
}
Study design:Performance improvement initiative.Objectives:To improve efficiency of spinal cord rehabilitation by reducing length of stay (LOS) while maintaining or improving patient outcomes.Setting:Academic hospital in Canada.Methods:LOS benchmarking was completed using national comparator data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). Clinical decision-making tools were developed to support implementation and sustainability. A standardized ‘tentative discharge date… CONTINUE READING

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