Brain Injury Outcomes*
January 2011 – December 2011
Riverside Rehabilitation Institute is committed to providing the highest quality rehabilitation to our patients so they can experience the best possible results. We seek to improve who we are and what we do every single day. The result is an unparalleled rehabilitation experience for our patients and their loved ones.
- Expediency is critical in caring for brain injury patients. RRI patients are admitted an average of 15 days after their injury, 4 days sooner than the national average of 19 days.
- 67% of our patients are discharged back home, compared to the national average of 68%.
- During their stay at RRI, patients usually progress from needing a moderate amount of help to needing only a minimal amount of help with tasks such as bathing, dressing, walking/wheelchair use and ability to understand.
- We have delivered improved functional abilities, even as our patient population has displayed more serious and more complicated conditions.
- Patients recovering from brain injuries stay at RRI an average of 17 days, depending on the severity of their injury. This is comparable to the national average of 16 days.
Source: e-rehab Outcomes Report, Calendar Year 2011
*RRI outcomes are measured using Functional Independence Measures (FIM), a standard tool used nationally to asses patients' ability to perform certain tasks. FIM scores at admission are compared to FIM scores upon discharge to measure progress in key areas, such as self-care and communication.