Medical rehabilitation length of stay and outcomes for persons with traumatic spinal cord injury - 1990-1997

Short Title:
Medical rehabilitation length of stay and outcomes for persons with traumatic spinal cord injury - 1990-1997
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J37956.
Journal:
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
1999, vol. 80, issue 11, pp 1457-1463
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Abstract:
Longitudinal study of acute and rehabilitation length of stay (LOS) for persons with traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI), along with predictors of LOS, and medical and social outcomes at 1-year anniversary. Data are from 3,904 persons discharged from SCI model systems between 1990 and 1997. Outcome measures examined included rehabilitation LOS, presence of pressure ulcers at 1-year injury anniversary, incidence of re-hospitalization, community versus institutional residence, and days per week out of residence. Predictors examined included admission FIM, discharge FIM, discharge year, discharge to home versus nursing home, neurological level, catheter type, ethnicity, education, marital status, age, and retirement status at admission.
Author(s):
Eastwood, E. A.; Hagglund, K. J.; Ragnarsson, K. T.; Gordon, W. A.; Marino, R. J.
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