Physical medicine and rehabilitation consultation: Relationships with acute functional outcome, length of stay, and discharge planning after traumatic brain injury

Short Title:
Physical medicine and rehabilitation consultation: Relationships with acute functional outcome, length of stay, and discharge planning after traumatic brain injury
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J45977.
Journal:
American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2003, vol. 82, issue 7, pp 526-536
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study examines the potential impact of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) consultation on acute functional outcome, length of stay (LOS), and discharge disposition for patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Functional outcome was determined using a modified version of the Functional Independence Measure (FIM). Results showed that patients receiving PM&R consultation had more severe injuries, lower acute discharge FIM scores, and longer LOS. However, analysis showed that early PM&R consultation (within 48 after admission) resulted in significantly better FIM transfers and locomotion scores and a significantly shorter LOS.
Author(s):
Wagner, Amy K.; Fabio, Tony; Zafonte, Ross D.; Goldberg, Gary; Marion, Donald W.; Peitzman, Andrew B.
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