Inpatient rehabilitation leads to:
- Better patient functional outcomes
- Improved quality of life
- Shorter length of stay
- Better discharge to home rates
- Lower hospital readmission rates
- Higher patient satisfaction scores
Studies show that patients treated at an inpatient rehabilitation unit, like at UPHS - Marquette, have a higher level of functional independence and are more likely to be discharged to home than those treated in other care facilities.
Therapy provided at UPHS - Marquette Inpatient Rehabilitation is under the direction of a physician trained in rehabilitation medicine and specialized nursing staff. Care plans are structured, focused, and time sensitive to reflect the pathophysiology of recovery, avoid patient deconditioning, and maximize potential functional gain.
When patients are rehabilitated in an Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit (IRU) compared to a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF), they have a lower risk of dying, fewer hospital readmissions, fewer emergency room (ER) visits, and more days at home than rehabilitation in a SNF for the same condition. Therefore, post-acute care settings do affect patient outcomes.