Lower Extremity Fractures Outcomes*
January 2011 – December 2011
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80% of patients admitted to RRI are discharged back home, 11% higher than the national average of leg/hip fracture patients who return home.
Patients experiencing a leg or hip fracture are admitted to RRI an average of 8 days after their injury, which matches the national average.
During their stay here, 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.
Patients admitted for a lower extremity fracture stay an average of 12 days at RRI, one day less than the national average of 13 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.