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Pretz CR, Graham JE, Middleton A
Longitudinal investigation of rehospitalization patterns in spinal cord and traumatic brain injury among Medicare beneficiaries.
The researchers modeled 12-month rehospitalization risk among Medicare beneficiaries receiving inpatient rehabilitation for SCI or TBI in order to create two (SCI- and TBI-specific) interactive tools enabling users to generate monthly projected probabilities for rehospitalization . They found that monthly rehospitalization probabilities for the individual high-risk TBI and SCI cases declined from 33-15% and 41-18%, respectively, over time.
Citation: Pretz CR, Graham JE, Middleton A . Longitudinal investigation of rehospitalization patterns in spinal cord and traumatic brain injury among Medicare beneficiaries. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2017 May;98(5):997-1003. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2016.12.012.
Keywords: Hospital Readmissions, Medicare, Rehabilitation, Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury