This report provides program information and data about outcomes achieved by patients in The University of Vermont Medical Center's acute rehabilitation program on the Fanny Allen Campus in Colchester, VT.
During the calendar year 2012, UVM Medical Center's Inpatient Rehabilitation Center discharged 739 patients. Several standard measurements are used to assess the outcomes of these patients. These outcomes are compared with national acute rehabilitation benchmarks compiled by the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (AMRPA) database called Erehabdata.
This report also includes data and information on patient satisfaction and program management collected through Press Ganey surveys.
Our hope is that this report will help you feel confident in the inpatient rehabilitation services at The UVM Medical Center as you consider choosing us as your provider of choice for all your rehabilitation needs.
How many patients are discharged from The UVM Medical Center's inpatient acute rehabilitation each year?
What were the major diagnoses treated at The UVM Medical Center inpatient rehabilitation in 2012?
The neurological diagnosis, including stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, and other neurological conditions, represents 55% of our total admissions.
How well did our patients do?
The IRF/PAI* is a nationally recognized instrument that measures a patient's functional abilities in areas such as eating, grooming, toileting, transfers, mobility, bowel/bladder management, communication and cognitive skills. Patients receive a Functional Independence Measure (FIM) score upon admission and again at discharge, based on those functional abilities. Erehabdata compares the functional gains to those reported by other Inpatient Acute Rehab facilities nationally. A lower score means that the patient needed more assistance, as compared to a higher score. Our patients' admission and discharge scores are higher than the region and nation.
For many of our patients, an essential skill to going home is being able to transfer in and out of a bed or chair. The graph above shows that, upon admission, patients need maximum assistance from one caregiver and a device to transfer. At discharge they require minimal assistance or supervision by one caregover.
* Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility/Patient Assessment Instrument
How long did our patients stay with us in 2012?
The length of stay for inpatient rehab patients at The UVM Medical Center varies significantly based on each individual patient's rehabilitation needs, personal goals, and discharge supports. Overall, our patients make it home faster than compared to patients with similar diagnosis from across the nation.
Where did our patients go after their stay with us?
The UVM Medical Center's inpatient acute rehabilitation program discharges to the community are higher than the nation. Many of the patients discharged to a continuing rehab setting, upon follow-up, were reported to have also returned home.
How satisfied are our patients?
Data taken from Press Ganey Follow-up Services. This chart indicates that in every quarter, our patients were reporting significantly higher satisfaction as compared to the nation. Overall, our scores indicate that we are in the 93rd percentile, as compared to the national database. This means our patients were more satisfied than 92% of the facilities to whom we are compared.