Journal article

The effect of the introduction of a case-mix-based funding model of rehabilitation for severe stroke: An Australian experience

Kim A Brock, Stephen J Vale, Susan M Cotton

ARCHIVES OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2007

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To compare resource use of, and outcomes for, rehabilitation for severe stroke before and after the implementation of the Casemix and Rehabilitation Funding Tree case-mix-based funding model. DESIGN: Prospective, observational cohort study. SETTING: Eight inpatient rehabilitation centers in Australia. PARTICIPANTS: Consecutive sample of 609 patients with severe stroke. INTERVENTIONS: Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Rehabilitation length of stay (LOS), discharge destination, and FIM instrument motor score at discharge. RESULTS: The average rehabilitation LOS changed significantly between the preimplementation year and the implementation year (Mann-Whitney U, P=.001). There w..

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