Rehabilitation outcomes for brain injured patients in Australia: functional status, length of stay and discharge destination.

@article{Tooth2001RehabilitationOF,
  title={Rehabilitation outcomes for brain injured patients in Australia: functional status, length of stay and discharge destination.},
  author={Leigh Tooth and Kryss McKenna and Jenny Strong and Kenneth J Ottenbacher and Jmc Connell and Michael Cleary},
  journal={Brain injury},
  year={2001},
  volume={15 7},
  pages={
          613-31
        }
}
This study describes the rehabilitation length of stay (LOS), discharge destination and discharge functional status of 149 patients admitted with traumatic brain injury (TBI) to an Australian hospital over a 5-year period. Hospital charts of patients admitted between 1993-1998 were reviewed. Average LOS over the 5-year time period was 61.8 days and only decreased nominally over this time. Longer LOS was predicted by lower admission motor FIM scores and presence of comorbidities. Mean admission… CONTINUE READING

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