Charges and lengths of stay for acute and inpatient rehabilitation treatment of traumatic brain injury 1990-1996

Short Title:
Charges and lengths of stay for acute and inpatient rehabilitation treatment of traumatic brain injury 1990-1996
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J43722.
Journal:
Brain Injury
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2001, vol. 15, issue 9, pp 763-774
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Abstract:
Study evaluated annual trends in charges and lengths of stay for patients with brain injury in acute care and inpatient rehabilitation settings over a 7 year period. Average daily rehabilitation charges and acute care charges increased each year while length of stay decreased, with annual reductions averaging 2.25 days. The steady decline in length of stay raises concerns about the future availability of health care services to person with brain injury. This document is included in NCDDR's Guide to Traumatic Brain Injury Resources Produced by NIDRR Grantees, number C.12.
Author(s):
Kreutzer, J. S.; Kolakowsky-Hayner, S. A.; Ripley, D.; Cifu, D. X.; Rosenthal, M.; Bushnik, T.; Zafonte, R.; Englander, J.; High, W.
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