Objective: To evaluate rehabilitation inpatients’ willingness and ability to complete patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and the burden of completion on patients and staff. Data Sources/Study Setting: Two inpatient rehabilitation facilities. Study Design: Patients with neurological disorders were assigned randomly to receive a nominal monetary incentive during or 1 month after the stay. Data Collection: Patients responded using a tablet computer or paper. Principal Findings: Of the 1,055 admissions, 74 percent were eligible, and 51 percent of eligible patients completed the survey. Most answered without assistance. A majority completed the survey 1 month after discharge; incentive timing was unrelated to postdischarge completion. Half of the 285 follow-up respondents required at least two reminder calls. Conclusions: Collection of PROs from rehabilitation patients is feasible. Results inform policy makers regarding feasibility of PRO data in evaluating rehabilitation quality.
- Quality of care/patient safety (measurement)
- patient assessment/satisfaction
- quality improvement/report cards (interventions)
- rehabilitation services
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health Policy