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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Vadlamani A, Perry JA, McCunn M
Racial differences in discharge location after a traumatic brain injury among older adults.
The purpose of this retrospective cohort study was to determine if there were racial differences in discharge location among older adults treated for traumatic brain injury (TBI) at a level 1 trauma center. The authors concluded that in this group of Medicare-eligible older adults, blacks were more likely to be discharged to inpatient rehabilitation compared to whites.
Citation: Vadlamani A, Perry JA, McCunn M . Racial differences in discharge location after a traumatic brain injury among older adults. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2019 Sep;100(9):1622-28. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2019.03.008.
Keywords: Racial / Ethnic Minorities, Brain Injury, Trauma, Elderly, Hospital Discharge, Rehabilitation, Medicare
Ottenbacher KJ, Karmarkar A, Graham JE
Thirty-day hospital readmission following discharge from postacute rehabilitation in fee-for-service Medicare patients.
This study sought to determine 30-day readmission rates and factors related to readmission for patients receiving postacute inpatient rehabilitation. It found that among postacute rehabilitation facilities providing services to Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries, 30-day readmission rates ranged from 5.8 percent to 18.8 percent for selected impairment groups.
Citation: Ottenbacher KJ, Karmarkar A, Graham JE . Thirty-day hospital readmission following discharge from postacute rehabilitation in fee-for-service Medicare patients. JAMA 2014 Feb 12;311(6):604-14. doi: 10.1001/jama.2014.8..
Keywords: Hospital Readmissions, Medicare, Rehabilitation, Elderly, Quality Indicators (QIs)