Characteristics and outcomes of aged medicare beneficiaries with a traumatic spinal cord injury: 2002-2005

Anne Frances Deutsch*, Orit Almagor, Diane Marie Rowles, Deborah Pucci, David Chen

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Abstract

The number of aged Medicare fee-for-service patients with a recent traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) treated in inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) increased from 608 in 2002 to 840 in 2005. Each year, more than half of patients presented with incomplete cervical level injuries. The mean case mix index increased from 1.87 to 2.03 during the 4 years, and the percentage of patients discharged to the community decreased from 62.7 in 2002 to 55.5 in 2005. The median price of an IRF hospital stay was $16,995 (2002 US dollars) in 2002 and $21,625 (2005 US dollars) in 2005.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-26
Number of pages10
JournalTopics in spinal cord injury rehabilitation
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2011

Keywords

  • Medicare
  • outcome assessment (health care)
  • rehabilitation
  • spinal cord injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Neurology

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