- •Higher intensity of rehabilitation care was associated with lower risk of 30-day hospital readmission.
- •Hospitals with rehabilitation units were associated with lower risk of 30-day hospital readmission.
- •Hospitals need to integrate rehabilitation care to achieve better outcomes in value-based reimbursement environments.
Main Outcome Measures
List of abbreviations:CCW (chronic condition warehouse), CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services), FFS (fee-for-service), HH (home health care), ICU (intensive care unit), IRF (inpatient rehabilitation facility), OT (occupational therapy), PT (physical therapy), SAF (Standard Analytical File), SNF (skilled nursing facility), tPA (tissue plasminogen activator)
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Supported by the National Institutes of Health (grant nos. R03 AG060345 , R03 HD096372 , P01 AG027296 , K01 HD086290 ) and a grant from the Foundation for Physical Therapy's Center on Excellence in Health Services and Health Policy Research and Training. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Army, the United States Department of Defense, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, or the United States government.