A Comparison of Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation Engineering Services in an Acute Rehabilitation SettingBy Tamano, B.S. Yuichi, Ashlock, M.S. Glenn, Hilker, M.S., D. F., Levine, Simon P., Rehabilitation Engineering Program, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan; Proceedings of the RESNA '96 Annual Conference, Vol. 16
(Pages: 38- 40) Publication Date: 1996
This article describes a study which compared rehabilitation services provided to inpatient and outpatient in an acute rehabilitation setting. The aim was to discover if early intervention, combined with the services of a rehabilitation engineer, can lead to improved patient independence and efficiency of service delivery. Data was collected on the services provided and equipment ordered for both groups of patients and costs were evaluated. Tables provide information on the following: summary of patient ages; types of disabilities; summary of AC service; summary of computer access service; summary of environmental control service.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)
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